Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Edinburgh explosion leaves two in hospital

Fire damaged house
Image caption A window on the building was blown out

Two men aged 39 and 60 have been taken to hospital following a fire at a bed and breakfast in Edinburgh.

Neighbours and passers-by reported a small explosion at the property, which is understood to provide homeless accommodation, in the city's Longstone Road at about 20:30 on Wednesday.

Fire crews arrived to find a window blown out.

The younger man was said to be suffering from serious burn injuries. The 60-year-old was not badly hurt.

The fire was contained within a single bedroom in the property.

Investigations are continuing into the cause of the incident.

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