Fire at Duddingston block of flats was started ‘wilfully’ and two people needed treatment for smoke inhalation

Police believe an early morning fire at a block of flats in the east of Edinburgh was started deliberately.

Thursday, 15th July 2021, 3:25 pm

Eight fire appliances were called to the blaze in a second floor flat in a tenement building in Bailie Terrace, Duddingston, shortly before 4.30am on Sunday.

Firefighters extinguished the flames, the building was evacuated and a total of two people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

On Thursday, a Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police were called around 4.40am on Sunday, 11 July, 2021 following the report of a fire on Bailie Terrace in Edinburgh. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fire safely and there were no serious injuries.

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The fire broke out at Bailie Terrace in the east of the city.

"Enquiries are currently ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the fire that is being treated as wilful."

Fire crews from Newcraighall, Marionville, Musselburgh, Liberton, Bo’ness, Tollcross and two from McDonald Road were called to the scene on Sunday morning.

Firefighters used breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a high reach appliance to extinguish the flames before leaving in the early afternoon.

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