Firefighters cut through roof to tackle blaze

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Firefighters had to cut through the flat roof of an Edinburgh house after flames spread through the building.

The blaze began just after 1900 GMT on Wednesday at the property in Old Mill Lane, near Gilmerton Road.

The fire brigade was at the scene for more than five hours trying to dampen the flames.

There were no reports of any casualties. A Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service investigation team is due to go to the scene later.

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