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Seven taken to hospital after flats fire in Leith

Building at Waters Close in Leith Pic: Brian Innes
Image caption Seven people were taken to hospital following the fire in Leith

Seven people have been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after a fire in a tenement block.

Firefighters rescued at total of 14 people from the building at Waters Close in Leith, Edinburgh.

More than 30 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze, reported at about 20:45 on Wednesday.

A Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said the first floor flat was "well alight" when crews arrived.

They used a ladder to carry out some of the rescues and those injured were found to be suffering from smoke inhalation.

The fire service had the blaze under control by 22:50.

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