Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Twelve rescued from Edinburgh tenement fire

Firefighters at Rankeillor Street fire (Pic: Ivan Arlandis)
Image caption More than 40 firefighters attended the fire in Rankeillor Street

Twelve people have been treated for smoke inhalation following a late night fire in a tenement in the Newington area of Edinburgh.

Four people were rescued by ladders from the fire in the four-storey building in Rankeillor Street.

More than 40 firefighters attended the fire which started at about 2300 GMT on Tuesday. The flames also spread to an adjoining property.

Two of those treated for smoke inhalation were taken to hospital.

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