Fire guts historic Edinburgh terrace
August 31 2011
One woman was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary suffering from smoke inhalation.
The conflagration took hold at around 05:20 and quickly spread as fire crews, numbering 43 personnel at their peak, battled against narrow streets and the poor fire design of the colony style buildings to control the blaze.
A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said: "It is quite a large fire. The fire spread into the roof space and the roof collapsed on one of the properties."
It is believed the blaze was started by a chip pan fire.
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