Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Crews deal with Edinburgh flat fire

Smoke in Edinburgh
Image caption Smoke from the fire could be seen rising from some distance away

Fire crews have been dealing with a blaze which broke out at a flat in the south of Edinburgh on Tuesday morning.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the alarm was raised at Oxgangs Place shortly after 08:30.

A spokeswoman for the service said the first-floor flat was well alight. Emergency services said nobody was hurt and no-one needed to be rescued.

Smoke from the fire could be seen across many parts of the city.

Insp Nigel Thacker, of Police Scotland, said: "Thankfully no one was hurt but we are obviously keen to find out how the fire started.

"Anyone who was in the area at the time or who has any information which may help with the investigation is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101."

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