Flats evacuated as fire rages

SIXTEEN people were evacuated from flats in Piershill Square East after fire broke out in a second-floor-flat.

A 50-year-old woman was treated by paramedics at the scene for smoke inhalation after escaping from the blaze, which started in the flat’s living room.

Two people had to be rescued by firefighters after the fire broke out at around 11.40pm on Saturday. The fire service also said that a cat had died in the fire.