Police charge man over fire at high rise flats

The blaze occurred at Fidra Court. Picture: Ian Georgeson.
The blaze occurred at Fidra Court. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

A MAN has been arrested and charged after a fire in a high-rise block of flats in Edinburgh.

The blaze occurred in a fourth-floor flat in Muirhouse on Wednesday evening.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at Fidra Court in Pennywell Medway just before 10pm.

A cordon was put in place around the 15-floor building by Police Scotland while firefighters tackled the blaze. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said no-one was evacuated.

Police said a 51-year old man has now been arrested and charged in connection with the blaze.

A force spokesman said: “A man has been arrested after a fire took hold within a fourth-floor flat in Muirhouse on Wednesday night.

“No-one was injured in the incident and a 51-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with this matter.”

The man is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

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