Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Julie Fergus dies after 'severe' fire in Edinburgh

Wardieburn Street West in the Granton area
Image caption Julie Fergus, 45, died after suffering serious burns in the fire

A woman has died after suffering serious burns in a "very severe" fire at her flat in Edinburgh.

Julie Fergus, 45, died from her injuries in hospital after the blaze broke out at about 1700 BST on Sunday.

Fire crews who went to the property, in Wardieburn Street West in the Granton area, found it well alight.

They rescued her using breathing equipment and took her to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where she died a short time later.

More than 15 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze at its height.

They had to force entry to five neighbouring flats in the same block to make sure the blaze had not spread.

No-one else was injured in the fire, which police are not treating as suspicious.