Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Father and son escape flat fire

A father and son have escaped serious injury after jumping from the first floor of a smoke-filled block of flats in Edinburgh.

The man and the 11-year-old boy escaped from the flats in Calder Crescent, Wester Hailes, after fire broke out in a communal storage area.

The pair were given treatment by paramedics but did not need to go to hospital.

The fire happened just before 2200 GMT on Monday.