Residents evacuated after fire breaks out at Leith tower block

At least half a dozen people have been treated after a tower block in Leith went on fire last night.

The fire broke out at around 10pm last night. Picture: Shell Bryson/Twitter

Residents were evacuated from Citadel Court after the alarm was raised at around 10pm on Monday night.

A team of 20 firefighters rushed to the scene of the blaze which started in a stairwell on the fifth floor of the 20-storey building.

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Emergency services said that 6 people were treated for smoke inhalation.

It is understood that the fire was brought under control by midnight.

A fire service spokeswoman said: “An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.”

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