Small fire in Edinburgh Travel Lodge

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Tollcross, Sighthill and McDonald Road attended this morning.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in the Travel Lodge in Queen Street, Edinburgh this morning (18 December).

Operations Control Edinburgh received the call at 7.28am to a fire located in a lower ground floor bedroom in the Queen Street Travel Lodge and immediately mobilised appliances from Tollcross, Sighthill and McDonald Road fire stations. The location and source of fire was subsequently identified within a ceiling mounted ventilation unit in the Lower Ground floor corridor.

A resident was reported unaccounted for and breathing apparatus crews entered to locate this person . It was subsequently found that this resident had left the building earlier.

All staff and residents were effectively and rapidly evacuated to safety by staff and firefighters entered the building wearing breathing apparatus and extinguished the fire. 

SFRS, Police Scotland and Scottish Ambulance worked closely together at this incident.

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