A woman has died after a fire in a high-rise flat in Edinburgh today.

Firefighters were called to Nisbet Court in Restalrig at 10.43 am to a report of a fire in a flat on the fourteenth floor of the building.

Four appliances from Marionville and McDonald Road fire stations, a height appliance and the Command Support Unit were mobilised to the scene. Four firefighters in breathing apparatus used the internal dry riser and a line of hose to extinguish the fire.

They rescued a woman from the property and she was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Tragically, she was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

A fire investigation into the cause will now take place.