Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Edinburgh house fires claim third fatality

Dryden Street in Pilrig
Image caption The fire broke out after an aerosol exploded in the flat

A mother who was badly injured in a fire in Edinburgh last week has died in hospital.

Caroline Kyle from Livingston suffered serious burns after an aerosol exploded in a flat on Dryden Street, off Leith Walk, on Wednesday 26 September.

The 26-year-old died in hospital on Monday night. Her five-month-old baby daughter escaped injury and is being cared for by relatives.

Ms Kyle is the third person to die in fires in the capital within a few days.

A man, named locally as 44-year-old Steve Nicolson, died when a blaze broke out in a flat at Powderhall Rigg last Tuesday.

And a unnamed woman died in Polwarth, after a fire broke out at her home in Dundee Terrace on Wednesday.

A 59-year-old woman rescued from the Dryden Street fire is still in a serious but stable condition in St John's Hospital in Livingston.

Lothian and Borders Police said the blaze was not being treated as suspicious.

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