Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Three rescued from blaze at Edinburgh flat

Firefighters helped three people to safety after a blaze broke out at a flat in Edinburgh.

Crews were alerted to the fire in Roseburn Gardens at about 08:00 on Saturday by an occupant of a neighbouring flat.

Nearly 30 firefighters used breathing equipment and a high-pressure hose reel to bring the fire under control.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said one woman was rescued by crews using a turntable ladder.

Another woman and a man were walked to safety by firefighters.

All three were treated at the scene by ambulance crews. The man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for further treatment.

A service spokeswoman said the fire had involved "the main fuse board within a basement flat", and power workers were contacted to isolate the supply.

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