Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Flat fire closes part of Edinburgh's Royal Mile

Fountain Court fire Pic: Morag Kinniburgh
Image caption The fire happened in a second-floor flat in Fountain Court

Part of the Royal Mile which was closed to traffic to enable firefighters to tackle a fire in a flat in Edinburgh has reopened.

The road was shut between Jeffrey Street and North Bridge while fire crews brought the blaze, which began at about 11:00, under control.

The cause is understood to be a chip pan fire in a second-floor flat in Fountain Court.

A 94-year-old man is being treated for burns to his hands in hospital.

An 87-year-old woman was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

Hyndford's Close was cordoned off by Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service.

The Royal Mile was reopened at 13:40.

A Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "The flat was well alight."

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