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Edinburgh fire: Woman dead in Dundee Terrace flat blaze

  • 9-27-2012

A woman has died in a "fierce" fire at a block of flats in Edinburgh.

The blaze was spotted in a ground floor property at a four-storey block in Dundee Terrace shortly after 22:00 BST on Wednesday.

A Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "Officers were met with a fierce fire when they arrived."

Residents were evacuated from neighbouring flats and fire crews remained at the scene to assess the safety of the building.

The spokeswoman added: "The fire has been extinguished but the property has been completely destroyed by the scale of the fire."

There were no other reports of injuries.

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