First video shows smoke billowing out of Edinburgh's historic Myreside Pavillion as fire crews tackle blaze

Fire crews are currently battling the fire and the road is closed

By Caitlyn Dewar
Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 10:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 10:52 am

Fire crews are currently battling a fire which broke out at Myreside Pavillion in Edinburgh.

A video obtained by the Evening News shows smoke billowing out of the historic building as crews tackle the blaze.

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Council-run Edinburgh Travel News wrote on Twitter: "Myreside Road is currently closed in both directions due to a building fire.

"Service 38 will operate via Morningside Road - Colinton Road."

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 9.23am on Wednesday February 5 to reports of a fire on Myreside Road, Edinburgh.

“Operations Control mobilised six appliances and a height appliance to the scene, where crews were met with a well-developed fire within a two-storey building within Watsonian Football Club.

Flames can be seen at the top of the building

“Crews remain at the scene.”

The road remains closed to vehicles