Council confirm “environmental cleanup” after Bonnyrigg fire

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Midlothian Council can confirm a fire happened at a private domestic premises on Bonnyrigg High Street on Wednesday which resulted in the release of asbestos material.

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As a result, specialist contractors have been assigned by Midlothian Council.

A Midlothian Council spokesman said: “As a precautionary measure, an environmental cleaning operation is underway in the immediate vicinity of the affected building.”

The council continues to work with relevant partners to monitor the situation.