Edinburgh fire: Fire crews rush to Royal Mile after blaze breaks out in Starbucks

Fire engines race to Edinburgh’s Old Town after reports of a fire
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Emergency services rushed to Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old town after a blaze broke out in a coffee shop on Tuesday, May 16.

Four fire engines and a height appliance attended and worked to extinguish the fire in Starbucks.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

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Photo: Matt DonlanPhoto: Matt Donlan
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A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 2.11pm on Tuesday, 16 May to reports of a fire within a building on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

"Operations Control mobilised four fire appliances to the area, where firefighters extinguished the fire and worked to make the area safe before leaving the scene.

"There were no reported casualties."

A spokesperson for Starbucks said: “We can confirm that the fire has been put out and all our partners (employees) are safe. We will reopen the store in coming days.’