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Teenager rescued from burning house in Mayfield

Oak Place in Mayfield Pic: Google
Image caption The 19-year-old woman was discovered in a property in Oak Place in Mayfield

Emergency crews have warned people not to take risks trying to fight fires after an unconscious teenager was rescued from a burning house.

The 19-year-old woman was discovered in a property in Oak Place in Mayfield near Dalkeith on Monday evening.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said the alarm was raised by neighbours at about 19:00.

It is understood the young woman had been attempting to put the fire out when she collapsed on the stairs.

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