Six taken to hospital after fire in block of flats

Six people have been taken to hospital following a fire in Edinburgh.

Six people have been taken to hospital following an early morning fire in Midlothian.

Two residents had to be rescued by firefighters when the blaze took hold of the top floor of a block of flats in Loanhead.

Crews attended the scene on McNeil Terrace at around 3.30am on Sunday.

Emergency services were also in attendance and six people were taken to hospital by ambulance.

Four engines and a height vehicle were mobilised by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service who remain at the scene.

A SFRS spokesman confirmed the incident.

He said: : “At 3.30am on Sunday we were called to reports of a dwelling fire in McNeill Terrace, Loanhead.

“The crews assisted a number of residents as they worked to extinguish the fire on the top floor of a three story block of flats.

“Two residents were rescued from the property by fire fighters and six casualties were handed into the care of Scottish ambulance service before being taken to hospital.

“Crews remain at the scene.”