Police charge man over fire at high rise flats
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.