Tower block blaze tackled by firefighters in Edinburgh

Fire crews have tackled a blaze at a block of flats in Edinburgh.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) was called to the scene in Heron Place, Granton, on Monday morning.

Several fire engines attended and the blaze on the seventh floor was extinguished.

No casualties have been reported.

A SFRS spokeswoman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 9.28am on Monday February 11 to reports of a fire within a tower building in Edinburgh.

“Operations control mobilised a number of fire engines to Heron Place where firefighters extinguished the fire on the seventh floor.

“There are no casualties. Crews remain in attendance checking the area to ensure it is made safe.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said officers were supporting the SFRS during the incident.

She said: “Police in Edinburgh were called to Heron Place by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at 9.30am on Monday February 11 after reports of a fire at a block of flats.

“Officers remain in attendance to support the fire response.”

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