Edinburgh: Firefighters fight fire in block of flats

A fire alarm was raised in the Craigmount Brae area of ​​the capital on Wednesday afternoon.

Pictures published on social media showed that the apartments were on fire and a large-scale operation to extinguish the fire was underway.

A fire service spokesman said: “We were alerted at 3.08pm on Wednesday 14 June by reports of a fire in a block of flats in Edinburgh.”

“Operations has mobilized 10 fire engines and special forces to the city’s Craigmount Brae, where firefighters are currently working to extinguish a fire in the roof of the building.”

Police Scotland said on Twitter: “Due to a fire at a property in Craigmount Brae, Edinburgh, officers are on duty to help with traffic management.”

“A school nearby was evacuated as a precaution. People are advised to avoid the area and local residents should keep windows and doors closed.”

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