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Two arrested over Edinburgh flat fire in Tarvit Street

Tarvit Street Pic: Lisa Summers
Image caption The fire broke out in a ground floor flat in Tarvit Street in Edinburgh's Tollcross

Two men have been arrested in connection with a suspicious flat fire in Edinburgh which left nine people in hospital.

Emergency services were called to a well-developed blaze in a ground floor tenement flat in Tarvit Street, Tollcross, at about 02:35 on Friday.

Eight people had smoke inhalation and a 35-year-old man hurt his back after he jumped from the building.

The men, aged 20 and 18, are to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later.

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