Two injured in blaze at scrap yard

TWO people sustained burns and five dogs died during a fire in East Lothian.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 19th October 2011, 1:02 pm

The fire brigade received the call just after midnight to attend the blaze at a scrap dealer yard in East Fortune.

A caravan within the Paxton Metals site was completely destroyed during the fire, while the Border Terrier dogs failed to escape.

The victims – a man and a woman both aged 47 – were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary at Little France for treatment to the burns they received on their hands.

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They were also understood to be suffering from smoke inhalation.

This morning the fire service said the pair were burned as they tried to remove cylinders from the scene.

A spokeswoman said: “The cause of the fire is still being investigated. The caravan was completely destroyed.”