Firefighters rescue man from roof of three-storey burning building

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the blaze in Selkirk in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Man rescued from roof of three-storey burning building on Ettrick Road in Selkirk SFRS
Rescue: Man taken to hospital following blaze at three-storey building in Scottish Borders.

A man has been rushed to hospital after being rescued from the roof of a burning building in the Borders. 

Emergency services were called to the blaze at a three-storey building on Ettrick Road in Selkirk in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

Firefighters discovered the second floor was engulfed with flames and rescued the man using a ladder. 

The man, who was suffering from smoke inhalation, was taken to hospital by ambulance as firefighters continued to tackle the blaze. 

Crews remained at the property almost 12 hours later. 

A spokesman from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We mobilised seven fire appliances and one height appliance to the scene.

“We were met with a well developed fire on the second floor of a three-storey property.

“We carried out a rescue of one male casualty from the roof of the property using a nine-metre ladder.

“The casualty was suffering smoke inhalation and transported to hospital by the ambulance service.”