In 1955 two spectacular fires took places in Edinburgh within 24 hours of each other. First a fire at C W Carr warehouse and James Aitman show factory in Jeffrey Street.  
Fire engine and extended ladder pictured at the scene.
In 1955 two spectacular fires took places in Edinburgh within 24 hours of each other. First a fire at C W Carr warehouse and James Aitman show factory in Jeffrey Street. Fire engine and extended ladder pictured at the scene.

In pictures: Devastating fires that changed the face of Edinburgh forever

From the Great Fire of 1824, which destroyed hundreds of homes and claimed 13 lives around the Old Town, to more recent blazes, such as the inferno that ravaged the Cowgate and South Bridge in 2002, we take a look at some devastating fires that changed the face of Edinburgh forever.

By Gary Flockhart
Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 1:13 pm

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