Edinburgh fire crews called to blaze at East Fettes Avenue sports pavilion after roof blaze

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Emergency services raced to the sports building after reports of a fire.

Emergency services rushed to a busy sports pavilion on Monday afternoon after reports of a fire.

Two fire engines attended East Fettes Avenue before 3pm and battled to put out a blaze on the roof of the building. The fire was extinguished and there were no casualties reported. East Fettes Avenue is home to large pitches for sports for both Edinburgh Academy and Fettes College, with centres used by a number of sports clubs including rugby and hockey teams.

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A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 2.43pm on Monday, 4 September to reports of a building fire in Edinburgh. Operations Control mobilised two appliances to the city's East Fettes Avenue, where firefighters were met by a fire within the roof space of a sports pavilion.

"Crews extinguished the fire and worked to make the area safe before leaving the scene. There were no casualties."