Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Homes evacuated after fire in Edinburgh's Old Town

Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh Pic Kim Karam
Image caption Almost 20 firefighters were called to the scene in Blackfriars Street when the fire broke out at 11:15

Homes have been evacuated following a fire at a restaurant in Edinburgh's Old Town.

Almost 20 firefighters were called to Blackfriars Bar and Restaurant in Blackfriars Street after the fire broke out at 11:15.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze in the five-storey building had been extinguished by 14:00.

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