Three rescued after Roseburn Gardens fire

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

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Firefighters helped three people to safety after a blaze broke out in a flat.

Crews were alerted to the fire in Edinburgh’s Roseburn Gardens at around 8am on Saturday by an occupant of a neighbouring flat.

Twenty-seven firefighters from the Tollcross, Crewe Toll, Marionville, McDonald Road and Sighthill bases used breathing equipment and a high-pressure hosereel to bring the fire under control. Firefighters remained on the scene until after 2pm.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said one woman was rescued by crews using a turntable ladder, while another woman and a man were walked to safety by firefighters.

The three were treated on scene by ambulance crews and the man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for further treatment.

A service spokeswoman said the fire had involved “the main fuse board within a basement flat” and power workers were contacted to isolate the supply