Haddington’s Dental Lounge dental practice damaged in blaze

A dental practice in East Lothian has been damaged in a fire that left half of its surgeries out of action.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 4:03 pm
Updated Friday, 25th June 2021, 4:04 pm

Two fire crews were dispatched to the Dental Lounge, on Court St, Haddington, at 1:15pm on Thursday afternoon, to reports of rubbish on fire next to the practice.

No injuries were reported in the blaze, but the practice was forced to cancel appointments after damage was found in two of its four surgical suites.

The fire also burned the company’s phone lines.

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It is not yet clear when the practice reopen, though the company suggested it would be “very soon”.

In a statement, staff praised the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and asked patients to “bear with” them while repairs were carried out.

“We are very sad to inform everyone that we had a fire at the Dental Lounge yesterday afternoon,” they said.

Two fire crews were dispatched to the Dental Lounge, on Court St, Haddington, at 1:15pm on Thursday afternoon, to reports of rubbish on fire next to the practice.

“Fortunately nobody was hurt and thanks to our fantastic staff and fire service the fire was contained.

“Two of our four surgeries have been damaged and are unable to be used at the moment. “The clean up will take some time and our staff are working relentlessly to get this done as soon as possible.

“The fire also burnt the phone lines so these are currently down.

They added: “Please do bear with us - we should be up and running again very soon and will of course keep all our patients updated.

“Thank you for your patience.”

The Evening News contacted Dental Lounge for comment.

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