Woman dies in ‘fierce’ flat blaze

A WOMAN has died in a “fierce” fire in a tenement flat.

The blaze took place in a ground-floor property at a four-storey block in Edinburgh’s Dundee Terrace on Wednesday evening.

Police said the formal identification of the woman who died has yet to take place.

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Two other women suffered burns and a baby girl sustained minor injuries in a separate blaze in the city’s Pilrig area around the same time.

One of the women, aged 26, is in a critical condition. The other, who is aged 59, was stable.

It is understood the Pilrig fire followed an aerosol explosion and is not being treated as suspicious.