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Neighbours help out after fire causes roof to collapse

Firefighters attend the scene of a fire in Denhelm Road, Musselburgh. Picture: Jane Barlow

Firefighters attend the scene of a fire in Denhelm Road, Musselburgh. Picture: Jane Barlow

Kind-hearted neighbours are attempting to salvage Christmas for a family who lost everything in a house fire.

Emergency services were called to the property in Denholm Road, Musselburgh, after a blaze broke out in the attic, eventually causing the roof of the house to collapse.

It is understood the family living in the house were unhurt in Friday’s fire, but have now been left facing a bleak festive season after seeing their belongings go up in smoke.

However, a campaign to get Christmas back on track for the family has garnered a lot of support online and in the community. Fellow Musselburgh resident Andy Gray posted a message on his Facebook page saying he was starting a collection “to try and salvage some kind of Christmas for the family”.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

Meanwhile, a woman was taken to hospital yesterday after fire crews were called to a blaze a flat in Gordon Court, Gordon Street, Leith shortly before 3pm. A 69-year-old woman suffering from smoke inhalation was taken to the ERI for a check-up.

 

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