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Eight people rescued from flats fire in Edinburgh

Firefighters

Eight people have been rescued from a block of flats in Edinburgh after a fire broke out in a stairwell.

They were led to safety by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service officers after the blaze caught hold in Murrayburn Gardens just after 15:30 on Sunday.

Firefighters gave oxygen to six people who were suffering smoke inhalation. Five of them were taken to The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

The fire started in a sofa in the stairwell of the three-storey building.

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