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Body recovered after Yeaman Place tenement fire

  • 8-16-2015

One person has died after fire swept through an upper storey flat in Edinburgh

Police said a body was recovered from the top floor of a tenement at 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 victim. A joint police and fire service investigation into the cause was underway.

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