A Jedburgh man's recovering in hospital after he was rescued from a burning flat in the town centre.
Firefighters broke into a third floor property in Market Place on Friday evening.
The 35 year old was found unconscious in the living room.
He was taken to Borders General Hospital near Melrose.
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