AN ELDERLY man has died following a fire in his Edinburgh home in the early hours of today (mon).
Firefighters were called to attend the blaze in a ground floor flat at 22 Hutchison Cottages, Slateford, shortly after 2am.
Upon their arrival, the body of the 80-year-old resident was discovered.
Two fire engines from Sighthill used six sets of breathing apparatus and two high pressure hose reels to put out the fire.
A spokesperson for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews attended 22 Hutchison Cottages where the ground floor flat was well alight.
“The fire investigations unit is still in attendance to discover the cause of the fire.”