Pensioner treated for burns to hand after microwave fire in Midlothian

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Blaze: Pensioner suffered burns in kitchen fire.

A pensioner has been treated for burns to her hand after a microwave fire at a home in Midlothian.

Firefighters were called to the property at Glaskhill Terrace in Penicuik at around 7.25pm on Thursday.

A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said a 74-year-old woman was treated at the scene for burns to her left hand.

She said: "Two crews from Penicuik and Midlothian attended the fire which was in a microwave. It was extinguished on arrival and an elderly woman was treated at the scene for burns."

She said no one else was injured in the incident.

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