Fire at The Granary, Leith, Edinburgh

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Fire crews tackle fire at city centre restaurant

Around 30 firefighters have been battling a blaze at The Granary restaurant in Leith, Edinburgh tonight (21 December).

A call was received shortly before 7pm reporting smoke issuing from the building. Appliances from McDonald Road, Crewe Toll, Marionville (including two height appliances) and a Command Support Unit from Dunfermline attended and discovered a fire in the kitchen had spread to the roof space which was well alight.

Eight firefighters in breathing apparatus have been using high pressure hose reels to tackle the fire which is also being fought from above using height platforms to reach the roof area which is on fire.

No casualties have been reported and firefighting operations continue at the scene although the worst of the fire has been knocked down by crews who have been working against challenging weather conditions for around two hours.

Roads closures have been put in place by police to facilitate firefighting operations and the immediate area is best avoided due to ongoing activity in the area.

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