TWO people were taken to hospital after a fire in a four-storey building in Edinburgh.

Emergency services were called at just after 6pm on Wednesday after a tenement blaze in Peffer Street, in the Craigmillar area of the Scottish capital.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokesman said they sent six engines to the scene, which they described as a “well-developed fire in a four-storey building”.

“Crews extinguished the fire and made the area safe before leaving the scene,” the spokesman said.

“Two casualties were transported to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the Scottish Ambulance Service.”

Their condition is currently unknown.