Edinburgh local flees house fire as hero crews and paramedics race to the scene

Firefighters raced to the scene of a house fire on Oxgangs Crescent in the south of the city in the early hours of Monday, July 8.

Up to fifteen firefighters were in attendance after receiving a call shortly before 1am. Paramedics were reported to be at the scene of the fire too, with one person being taken to hospital for treatment.

Lothian Buses posted on social media at 1.20 am that the number 16 service was diverted following the house fire. The diversion has since been removed.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We received a call at 0.51 am. There were three fire appliances in attendance.

"There were no casualties. The occupier had already left the building when we arrived."

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 00:54 today for an incident at Oxgangs Avenue, Edinburgh. We dispatched two ambulances to the scene and one patient was transported to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.”

The firefighters were quick to put the fire out and left the property at 1.33 am.

A neighbour commented, "I didn't see the fire itself, I hope that everyone is okay. The fire engines left within the hour."

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