Five people have been rescued from a burning building when a fire ripped through a ground floor flat.
The blaze broke out just after 2.30am in South Sloan Street, Edinburgh, and left the three-storey block "heavily smoke logged".
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was "well alight" when crews arrived.
A spokeswoman for the service said five people had to be rescued from the building.
Two were taken to the city`s Royal Infirmary to be treated for smoke inhalation, while the others were checked over at the scene.