Fire rips through Fountainbridge restaurant

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A CITY restaurant has been gutted in an overnight blaze.

Seven fire engines raced to the Badabing Italian restaurant in Fountainbridge after the alarm was raised just after 2am.

The premises were well alight and about 30 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze.

The restaurant was empty at the time and there have been no casualties.

Crews are still at the scene this morning.

A fire services spokeswoman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 2.10am to reports of a building fore in Fountainbridge. Thirty firefighters were involved in tackling a well-developed fire,”

The scene at Fountainbridge. Picture: Marty Stevens

The scene at Fountainbridge. Picture: Marty Stevens

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The blaze at Badabing. Picture: Marty Stevens

The blaze at Badabing. Picture: Marty Stevens

30 firefighters tackled the blaze. Picture: Marty Stevens

30 firefighters tackled the blaze. Picture: Marty Stevens