DCSIMG

4 treated after “deliberate” Edinburgh house fire

Picture: TSPL

Picture: TSPL

Four people have been taken to hospital following a fire which police suspect was started deliberately.

Fire crews attended the blaze at a block of flats on Westfield Road, Edinburgh, at around 12.30am this morning.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “It appears it was a possible fire started deliberately.

“Four people were taken to hospital as a precaution with some minor smoke inhalation.

“The fire originated in the common stair of the block, which has 16 flats in the property.”

A Fire Scotland spokeswoman said: “Crews from Sighthill and Tollcross attended a fire in a cupboard in a common stair in a block of flats.

“We used one high-pressure hosereel and two firefighters with breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire, and a further firefighters with breathing apparatus for search and rescue.

“Three females and one male were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary suffering slight smoke inhalation.”

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page

 

X scottish independence image

Keep up-to-date with all the latest Referendum news