A woman died in a fire in Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital at 2.28am this morning.
Emergency services helped staff evacuate the 14 patients on the affected ward to a safer part of the hospital and sadly the woman died as a result of the fire.
Police made their way to the hospital after reports of a small fire in one of the rooms of the wards at Western General.
"Firefighters had the blaze under control by 4.44am. No one else was injured. Police and the fire service will carry out an investigation to establish the cause of the blaze.
A police spokesman said: "Investigations are at an early stage following the death of a 75-year-old woman at the Western General Hospital.
"Officers attended after reports were received of a small fire in a room in one of the wards."
Firefighters we able to control the blaze two hours after it initially began and thankfully no one else was injured.
Police and the fire service will now enter into an investigation to find out what caused the fire in the first place.
The hospital is where a patient was tested (negative)only yesterday for suspected Ebola after they returned from West Africa.
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