Car bursts into flames on Edinburgh city bypass

A car burst into flames on Edinburgh city bypass. Stock image

A car burst into flames on Edinburgh city bypass. Stock image

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A CAR caught alight on the Edinburgh city bypass this morning - causing long tailbacks during rush hour.

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The silver Citroen Picasso was engulfed in flames at around 8.25am between the Dreghorn and Baberton junctions of the A720.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the eastbound carriageway was closed for around 15 minutes as fire crews battled the blaze.

It is understood no one was injured in the incident, and the cause of the fire is not yet known.