Elderly woman in hospital after fire
An elderly woman has been taken to hospital following a fire at sheltered housing complex in the Scottish Borders.
The blaze at a flat at Priorwood Court in Melrose was reported to fire crews just before 04;30.
Firefighters used a line of hosereel and six breathing apparatus to tackle the flames.
The fire is understood to have been contained to one flat only.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "One elderly lady was rescued from the flat and given oxygen by the fire service. She has been taken to hospital by ambulance."