High winds fan blaze at Banana Flats

FIREFIGHTERS rushed to tackle a blaze in a block of flats in Leith.

The fire broke out in a second-floor apartment in Cables Wynd House, known locally as the Banana Flats, at around 10.15am yesterday. A 34-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

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Group commander John Hanlin, of Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue, said: “The flat has been badly damaged due to the high winds which helped spread the fire.”