Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Large fire breaks out in Edinburgh's Fountain Park

About 50 firefighters have tackled a large blaze in an Edinburgh street.

Crews were called to the fire at a derelict building in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh just after midday.

The roof was "well alight" and seven engines were involved in the operation to bring the flames under control.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was in the area of Dundee Street, opposite the Fountain Park leisure complex.

There were not thought to be any casualties.

A fire service spokeswoman said: "It was a derelict building involved. The roof was well alight."

She said about 50 firefighters were involved in the operation.

Appliances from Tollcross, Sighthill, Liberton, McDonald Road, Crewe Toll and Newcraighall were at the scene along with a number of specialist appliances, including two height appliances.

It is understood there were also concerns about the possibility of asbestos at the scene.

Road closures were in place for a short time as the fire was dealt with, but all roads have now reopened.

Police Scotland said the doors of the Fountain Park complex were also closed for a period of between 15 and 20 minutes during the operation, but the complex has now now fully reopened.

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