Fire victim dodges death

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A MAN had to be resuscitated after a fire broke out in a house in Midlothian.

Firefighters used defibrillation equipment to revive the 45-year-old man at Finlay Place in Mayfield, near Dalkeith, at 6pm yesterday.

The blaze broke out in the ground floor of the end-of-
terrace two-storey property.

The man was treated at the scene before being rushed to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

A fire investigation unit from Livingston was summoned to inspect the scene.