South Scotland

Man and son rescued from smoke-filled Galashiels house

A father and his young son have been rescued by police officers from a smoke-filled house in Galashiels in the Scottish borders.

It is thought a fire broke out in the kitchen area of the house in Church Square in the town at about 01:30.

Both the man and child were checked by paramedics at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue attended but the blaze was out when they arrived.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites