Westruther man injured in fire

A 45-YEAR-OLD man was taken to Borders General Hospital with smoke inhalation, following a kitchen fire at a house in Westruther.

Lothian and Borders fire and rescue service received a call to the property, on Houndslow Road, at 9.48pm on Sunday evening, saying the kitchen was alight.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze, which was under control by 10.17pm.