Woman killed in Edinburgh fire

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Blaze in east end sees tragedy strike

A woman has died after fire took hold of a top-floor flat on Albion Road.

Firefighters raced to the scene shortly after 7:30am Sunday (March 17), with crews in breathing apparatus searching the building.

They rescued a woman from the blaze and passed her to the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Despite the  best efforts of emergency service workers, paramedics were unable to save her life and she was declared dead at the scene.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will be conducted.

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