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Boys try to save child from blaze

Two boys have been taken to hospital after attempting to rescue a four-year-old child from a fire.

The pair, aged 11 and 13, ran into the burning flat to help after seeing flames, Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue said.

Fire crews were called to the scene in Mayfield Drive, Armadale, West Lothian, at around 7.13pm on Thursday.

The four-year-old boy and two women aged 22 and 45 were taken to St John's Hospital in Livingston suffering from smoke inhalation.

The two boys told firefighters of their involvement and were also taken to the hospital. Both were suffering from smoke inhalation and one had burns to his leg.

The fire service had the situation under control by around 8pm.

In a separate incident a 41-year-old man died following a fire in a flat in Edinburgh.

Firefighters were called to the scene in Niddrie Mill Drive at around 1.40am on Friday and found the man's body inside the property.

The smoke alarm had gone off but had not alerted him.


From Belfast Telegraph