South Scotland

Galashiels man in hospital after flat fire

A man is in hospital suffering from severe smoke inhalation and burns after a flat fire in the Borders.

Firefighters were called to Langlee Drive in Galashiels shortly before 23:00 on Monday to discover the living room of a first-floor property ablaze.

Six crew wearing breathing apparatus and using a high-pressure hose reel extinguished the fire.

A man, aged 68, was taken from the flat by firefighters. An investigation into the cause of the blaze is under way.

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