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Chip pan fire in Leith

A 47-year-old man was rescued by firefighters from a flat on Elliot Street in Edinburgh during a fire yesterday afternoon.Three fire engines and a height appliance attended the blaze at the first floor flat after...

AUDIO – Don’t give fire a chance this Christmas

Scottish Fire Chiefs have united to urge Scots to protect their homes over the festive season as new statistics show that fire casualties rise by a third at this time of year.As homes come...

Five sizzling Guy Fawkes events in Edinburgh

The clocks have gone back and Halloween is over for another year, so now attention turns to the next autumnal event.The official Edinburgh Bonfire and Fireworks display will be taking place at Meadowbank Sports...

Man dies in city fire

A 41-year-old man died in the early hours of the morning after a fire believed to have been started by a discarded cigarette.Firefighters were called to the top floor flat of a three storey...

Fire in South Charlotte Street

The housing and homelessness charity, Shelter Scotland, has itself become temporarily homeless following a fire in the building where it has its offices today.According to the police and fire services,  the fire started in...

Woman dies in fire in Granton

A 45-year-old woman has died after suffering serious burns in a severe fire at a flat in Edinburgh which broke out yesterday.The woman, who has not yet been named, died...

Kitchen Fires warning by Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service

The Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to take care whilst cooking after three kitchen fires led to casualties over the weekend.On Saturday evening (19 March), fire crews were called to two house...

Fatal Fire in Edinburgh

Firefighters and police are at the scene of a fatal fire in Edinburgh this morning. Emergency services were alerted to the fire in Chalmers Crescent in the Grange area of the city at...

Fire damages Sighthill Sports Pavilion

Around twenty firefighters battled to extinguish a fire at a sports pavilion at Broomhouse Road in the Sighthill area of Edinburgh in the early hours of this morning.The fire was...

Fire at Buckingham Terrace Monday morning

Some of the residents of Edinburgh's Buckingham Terrace got a rude wake-up call this morning. Four residents had to be rescued from their homes when a flat at number 20 went on fire.It is...

Man injured in flat fire

A 40-year-old man needed treatment for burns after a fire in the bathroom of his home in Edinburgh.The alarm was raised at 4.40pm on Thursday afternoon  to a fire in a second floor...

Fire in Rankeillor Street

More than 40 firefighters were involved in tackling a blaze at a tenement in Rankeillor Street, last night. At around 11pm, the Service received several 999 calls to report a fire...

Fire at Bridge Street in Colinton

Two women have been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire in an Edinburgh flat. Another woman was treated at the scene by ambulance staff. Fire crews were called to the blaze...


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