Leith residents evacuated following blaze in underground car park

Emergency services tackled the blaze for almost three hours. Picture; Tamour Tariq
Emergency services tackled the blaze for almost three hours. Picture; Tamour Tariq
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RESIDENTS had to be evacuated from a block of flats in Leith after a car in an underground car park caught fire.

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Picture; Tamour Tariq

Picture; Tamour Tariq

Firefighters spent more than three hours tackling the blaze at Linkview House, Tolbooth Wynd, last night.

The emergency services were called around 9.30pm and fire engines from Tollcross, Marionville, McDonald Road and Crewe Toll attended.

A fire service spokeswoman said: “The occupants of two properties were evacuated and all other properties were confirmed as vacant.”

The fire was extinguished and fire crews handed over to the police at 12.40am.

Police said inquiries were continuing.