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Flats evacuated in suspicious fire in Edinburgh's Dumbiedykes Road

Dumbiedykes Road, Edinburgh Pic: Brian Innes
Image caption More than 25 firefighters tackled the blaze on Dumbiedykes Road just before 04:00.

A block of flats has been evacuated following a suspicious fire in Edinburgh.

More than 25 firefighters tackled the blaze on Dumbiedykes Road just before 04:00.

Seven residents were treated for minor smoke inhalation at the scene. However, no-one was injured.

It is believed the fire in the six-storey block of flats was started deliberately and police are appealing for witnesses.

Ch Insp Richard Horan, of Police Scotland, said: "We are investigating the cause of the fire and are keen to hear from anyone who was in or around Dumbiedykes Road in the early hours of Wednesday morning."

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