Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man and child taken to hospital after Edinburgh flat fire

A man is in a critical condition and a child is being treated as a precaution after a flat fire in Edinburgh.

Emergency services were called to Ferry Road at about 02:00 on Tuesday.

A man rescued by firefighters was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, while a child from another property was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Police officers were working with fire crews to establish the cause of the blaze.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police in Edinburgh are carrying out a joint investigation with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service following a fire in Ferry Road in the early hours of Tuesday January 3.

"A man was taken to the ERI for treatment, where he remains in a critical condition.

"A child from another property was taken to the Sick Kids hospital as a precaution."

She added: "Inquiries to rule out any suspicious circumstances are ongoing and at an early stage."

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