Man dies after fire at block of flats

A man has died after a fire in a six-storey block of flats this morning.

Around 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at Powderhall Rigg in the Capital at 9.50am.

On arrival, firefighters discovered a two-storey flat, which is on the third and fourth floor, well alight and smoke billowing from the building. Firefighters in breathing apparatus fought the blaze.

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Crews evacuated remaining residents from neighbouring flats.

One male casualty was located but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Five appliances, a height platform, Heavy Rescue Tender and Incident Support Unit were sent to the scene.

A fire investigation team was also mobilised and they have already begun enquiries into the cause of the fire.