Firefighters battle blaze in snowy Edinburgh


By Oliver Farrimond

FIREFIGHTERS battled a fierce winter blaze in Edinburgh on Wednesday night.

Five fire engines were called to a first floor flat engulfed in flames at Melgund Terrace in the Capital, and fought the blaze for more than an hour.

A man was rescued from the flat by firefighters, who carried him to be treated for severe smoke inhalation.

He was later taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Lothian and Borders Fire Service confirmed that two more residents in the building fled to safety on emergency ladders.

They added that the cause of the blaze was unknown.

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