Elderly women injured in sheltered housing fire

one woman was treated with oxygen while the other had burns on her leg

TWO elderly women were injured in sheltered housing complex blaze yesterday (Mon).

The blaze is believed to have started in a living room carpet in one of the homes in the block inEdinburgh, which has 101 flats.

Fire crews were called to the scene at 9.22pm last night. They extinguished the blaze using a hose reel.

A fire service spokeswoman said: “There were two female casualties. One 72-year-old woman required oxygen, and a 70-year-old woman had burns to her leg.

“An internally fitted house reel was used to extinguish the fire.”

Two sets of breathing gear were also used to tackle the fire.

The fire broke out at Old Farm court, a sheltered housing complex for elderly people off Colinton Road.

Fire crews from Sighthill attended the scene.

The Scottish Ambulance service said a woman was treated for smoke inhalation.