Fire crews tackle Edinburgh tenement blaze

Fire appliance at scene Crews were called to the scene on Lothian Road in the capital at about 16:40

About 25 firefighters have tackled a major blaze in the common stairway of a tenement building in Edinburgh.

Emergency services were called to the blaze in Lothian Road, above the Hanging Bat pub, opposite the Odeon cinema, at about 16:40.

It had been initially thought that some residents may have been trapped in the building.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said no-one had been injured and the fire had been put out.

It is understood a number of people were in the top floor flat when the blaze broke out. But they were able to remain in the building until the fire was extinguished.

A fire service spokesman said they had provided "fire survival guidance" to residents.

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