Firefighters tackle blaze at Leith flour mill

Chancelot Mill in Leith where firefighters have been tackling a blaze in machinery.

Chancelot Mill in Leith where firefighters have been tackling a blaze in machinery.

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More than 50 firefighters have been battling a serious fire at a flour mill in Leith.

The fire on the fourth floor of the Chancelot Mill was discovered in machinery just after 10am this morning.

The blaze was treated as a major operation due to the risk of an explosion, and eight crews from Edinburgh, West Lothian and Fife were called out.

The mill was evacuated and production halted while the fire was brought under control

A spokesperson for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “It was quite a serious fire.

“The fire had broken out on the fourth floor. Firefighters went to work with four breathing appliances and one hose jet.

“They were dismantling machinery and removing burnt items. The fire was concentrated within a pellet making machine.

“We carried out a full evacuation of the building.

“There have been no reports of injury or anyone requiring further treatment.”

Investigators are still on scene working to establish the cause of the fire.

There is nothing to suggest anything suspicious has occurred, said the spokesman.