Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Sixteen taken from fire at flats

Sixteen people were taken from a block of flats in Edinburgh after a fire in the building.

One person was treated for smoke inhalation and a pet cat died in the blaze in the Piershill Square East tenements.

Firefighters were called to the fire shortly before midnight on Saturday.

The blaze was brought under control at about 12:30, Lothian and Borders fire and rescue said.