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Fire crews attend severe house fire in South Queensferry

About 40 firefighters have been working to bring a severe house blaze under control.

Crews were called to the fire in an end-terrace basement in High Street, South Queensferry, at about 05:15.

Further back-up was requested, resulting in six fire engines and one command support unit being involved in the operation at its height.

No-one is thought to have been injured in the incident. A investigation into the cause is under way.

Fire crews used high pressure jets and breathing equipment to tackle the flames.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "Two appliances from Crewe Toll were mobilised to the address.

"When crews arrived, a further two appliances were requested from South Queensferry and Dunfermline. Due to the severity of the fire, a further two appliances were requested from Dunfermline and Bathgate.

"This made a total of six appliances and one command support unit."

Some crews remained at the scene during Saturday morning, dampening down the area.

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