Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Two men rescued from burning Edinburgh flat

Neighbours and firefighters rescued two men from a fire in a first-floor flat during an early morning blaze.

Residents of Northfield Farm Road, in Edinburgh, used a ladder to rescue one man and firefighters brought another man to safety at about 03:30.

One man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment. The other was treated at the scene, along with a woman, for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation

Station Manager Alex Hume said: "We sent three appliance from Marionville and McDonald Road.

"On arrival an adult male had been rescued from the rear, assisted by neighbours utilising a ladder.

"Fire crews utilised six breathing apparatus and a high-pressure hose reel to enter the building and extinguish the fire and check the surrounding properties in the stair.

"Two other residents also received medical treatment and oxygen for smoke inhalation, and one adult male was removed to Edinburgh Royal for further treatment."