Edinburgh Royal Mile fire: Incident team remains at scene of Royal Mile Tavern blaze
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Firefighters remain on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile more than 24 hours after a blaze ripped through a historic building.
Nine fire engines were mobilised to the famous street shortly before 1pm on Thursday after reports of a burning smell and smoke seen billowing from the building. Crews battled a fire in the pub kitchen and remained on scene for hours while working to extinguish the fire.
A section of the road was closed and traffic diverted but the street has now reopened. But a fire service spokesman confirmed that an incident team remain at the scene to carry out investigations.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 12.48pm on Thursday, 9 February to reports of a smell of burning and smoke coming from a commercial building in Edinburgh. Operations Control mobilised nine appliances to the city's High Steet, where firefighters were met by a fire within the building's kitchen. Crews thereafter extinguished the fire and worked to make the area safe before leaving the scene. There were no casualties."