Canongate fire: Fire service called as smoke poured from Edinburgh city centre window - to find someone had burned their supper

Emergency services were called to the Canongate in Edinburgh’s city centre as smoke poured out of a residential window on Friday around 8.10pm.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 8:51 am
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 8:58 am

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed it received reports of a potential fire in a residential block on the Canongate in the Old Town.

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As a precaution, due to the size of the building and the surrounding residential and commercial area, three appliances and a height appliance were dispatched.

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On arrival, they established that it was smoke from burnt food and the wider area was safe.

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