Police probe suspicious fire at high-rise flats

Firefighters rushed to Craigmillar. Picture: Tony Marsh
Firefighters rushed to Craigmillar. Picture: Tony Marsh
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A FIRE in a high-rise block of flats in Craigmillar is being treated as suspicious.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at the 16-storey Craigmillar Court in Craigmillar Castle Gardens shortly before 10pm last night.

The fire involved rubbish outside flats on the first floor of the block.

A fire service spokesman said there was a large amount of smoke and fire crews urged occupants of the flats to stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed.

One man had to be given oxygen but did not need to go to hospital.

The spokesman said crews using breathing apparatus and a line of hose extinguished the fire and offered reassurance to residents.

The cause of the blaze is still being investigated.