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Body of a man recovered after Yeaman Place tenement fire in Edinburgh

  • 8-16-2015

A man has died after fire swept through an upper storey flat in Edinburgh.

His body was recovered from the top floor of a tenement block in Yeaman Place, in the Polwarth area.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the fire broke out at about 17:15 on Tuesday.

Crews from Tollcross, Sighthill and McDonald Road responded and firefighters were expected to remain at the scene overnight.

Efforts were being made to identify the man. Police and the fire service have begun an investigation into the cause of the fire.

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