Fire crews tackle Sighthill high-rise flat blaze

More than 30 firefighters tackled the blaze at Cobbinshaw House North. Picture: John Devlin
More than 30 firefighters tackled the blaze at Cobbinshaw House North. Picture: John Devlin
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MORE than 30 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a high rise block of flats.

One person was taken to hospital as a result of the blaze in the west of Edinburgh.

Crews were called to the fire on the 12th floor of Cobbinshaw House North in Calder Gardens at 8.45pm yesterday.

Upon arrival, an extra pump and a command support unit were requested, taking the total number of firefighters involved in the operation to around 36.

They used breathing equipment and a line of hose to tackle the flames, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed.

A spokeswoman said one adult went to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary while another was treated at the scene. Details of their conditions are not yet known.

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