Students evacuated in flats blaze close to university
The fire happened at a block of student flats on Potterrow near Edinburgh University.
Students have been evacuated from their accommodation due to a fire near a university.
The blaze happened at a block of student flats on Potterrow in Edinburgh shortly after 1.10pm on Thursday.
Students have been evacuated while a man has been taken to hospital following the roof fire.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police in Edinburgh were called to an address on Potterrow at around 1.30pm on Thursday following a report that a roof was alight.
"A 35-year-old man has been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as a precaution.
"Enquiries are currently ongoing with our colleagues in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service."
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman added: "Crews are making checks to the building.
"A high pressure hose reel was in use."