Police investigating Edinburgh flat fire

The scene of the fire at Oxgangs.
The scene of the fire at Oxgangs.
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Police have appealed for witnesses following a fire in Oxgangs this morning.

Firefighters were called out to the blaze at Oxgangs Place at around 8.30am this morning, and smoke could be seen rising over the south of the city.

No one was injured during the incident but the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are inspecting the extent of the damage and Police Scotland is now carrying out a full investigation to establish the circumstances of what happened.

Inspector Nigel Thacker, who is based at Corstorphine Police Station, said: “Thankfully no one was hurt but we are obviously keen to find out how the fire started. Anyone who was in the area at the time or who has any information which may help with the investigation is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101.”