Tayside and Central Scotland

Four rescued from shop and flat fire in Crieff

The burnt-out shop. Photo by Mark Lynch
Image caption Four people had to be rescued from the blaze

Four people have been rescued by firefighters tackling a large blaze in a shop and flat in Crieff in Perthshire.

The fire broke out in CeeGees clothing store in High Street at about 0300 BST.

A man and woman had to be rescued from the flat above the shop and two other men were taken to safety from an adjacent flat.

The main road through the town was closed by Tayside Police for several hours.

Firefighters remained at the scene and were involved in a clear-up operation. A joint investigation into the cause of the blaze has been launched.

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