Probe after Chinese takeaway set on fire at Saughton Mains

A Chinese takeaway restaurant was set alight yesterday evening in the Saughton Mains area of Edinburgh.

Thursday, 19th October 2017, 1:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:15 pm
Treasure Cottage in Saughton Mains Gardens. Picture: Google Maps

The fire was started in a stockroom to the rear of Treasure Cottage Chinese takeaway restaurant at Saughton Mains Gardens.

Police and fire services attended the scene at around 8:20 last night.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Fire crews attended equipped with breathing apparatus and a high-pressure hose reel.

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Treasure Cottage in Saughton Mains Gardens. Picture: Google Maps

“Entry was forced through the front of the property to check for fire spread.

“Crews assisted in dampening down the fire and removing burnt debris.

“Our crews also checked adjacent property for fire spread.”

Police have confirmed that nobody was injured in the blaze.

Treasure Cottage in Saughton Mains Gardens. Picture: Google Maps

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Road closures were put in place while the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service tackled the fire. There will be an increase in high visibility patrols in the area over the coming nights as part of the ongoing investigating.

“Anyone with information about this incident is urged to speak to an officer or can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3353 of 18th October, or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”