Residents evacuated as firefighters battle Edinburgh flats blaze

Crews on the scene of the blaze. Picture: Gary Cocker
Crews on the scene of the blaze. Picture: Gary Cocker

FIRE crews have tackled a major fire at a block of flats in Pilton.

It is understood the fire gutted two flats in East Pilton Farm Place, near Ainslie Park Leisure Centre.

The flats on fire. Picture: Robin Saunders

The flats on fire. Picture: Robin Saunders

Residents were evacuated and no-one was hurt.

The fire is reported to have started on a balcony.

A fire service spokesman said: “Firefighters have extinguished a fire within a block of flats on East Pilton Avenue, Edinburgh.

“A total of three appliances were immediately mobilised after the alarm was raised at 11.29am on Sunday, July 16.

“Crews wearing breathing apparatus used high powered hoses to tackle the flames.

“No casualties were reported and crews remain at the scene to ensure the area is made safe.”