Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Firefighters tackle high rise flats blaze in Edinburgh

Cobbinshaw House North in Calder Gardens Image copyright Google

More than 30 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a high rise block of flats in Edinburgh.

One man was taken to hospital as a result of the blaze in the west of the capital.

Crews were called to the fire on the 12th floor of Cobbinshaw House North in Calder Gardens at 20:45 on Monday.

On arrival, an extra pump and a command support unit were requested, taking the total number of firefighters involved in the operation to about 36.

They used breathing equipment and a line of hose to tackle the flames, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed.

A spokeswoman said one man went to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary while another was treated at the scene, both for smoke inhalation.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites