Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man dies after sheltered housing fire in Edinburgh

A man has died following a fire at a sheltered housing complex in Edinburgh on Tuesday evening.

The 69-year-old was pulled from the blazing first floor flat in Thorntree Street in Leith by fire crews wearing breathing apparatus.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue said four crews attended the blaze.

The fire broke out at 19:23 and was brought under control by 20:47. The man suffered serious burns and later died in hospital.

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