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Woman dies after tower block fire at Restalrig Park in Edinburgh

Nisbet Court, Restalrig Park Pic: John Easton
Image caption The fire broke out at Nisbet Court in Restalrig Park

A woman has died in hospital after being rescued from a major blaze in an Edinburgh tower block.

Emergency services were called to the incident at Nisbet Court in Restalrig Park at 10:45.

Firefighters battled through smoke and flames to rescue a woman from a flat on the 14th floor, where the fire had started in the living room.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We have all our resources at the scene."

The woman was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but was pronounced dead at the hospital.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will now take place.

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