Blaze leaves house in Forthview Road gutted

The house fire at Forthview Road, Edinburgh, caused severe damage. Pic: Julie Bull

The house fire at Forthview Road, Edinburgh, caused severe damage. Pic: Julie Bull

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A HOUSE In the Capital has been almost completely destroyed after a ferocious fire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to deal with the house fire at a property in Edinburgh early this morning.

The call was received at 7.23am following reports of a fire at a detached bungalow under renovation at Forthview Road.

Appliances, along with the height appliance from Crewe Toll were immediately sent to the scene. Further resources from McDonald Road and Marionville were then requested.

Group Manager Cameron McKenzie said: “The fire was well developed in the roof space and had broken through the roof when crews arrived.

“Firefighters in breathing apparatus used two lines of hose to extinguish the fire. Crews made use of the height vehicle to carry out damping down operations.”

No one was in the property at the time and crews remain on scene dampening down the affected areas.

A joint investigation is being carried out today with Police Scotland into the cause of the fire.