Seafield Road fire: Why was there smoke coming from the Edinburgh road earlier today?

Scottish firefighters have revealed why there was smoke seen from an Edinburgh Road earlier today.

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 5:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 5:53 pm

Some Edinburgh residents managed to see smoke billowing from Seafield Road in Edinburgh on Tuesday afternoon.

The smoke was seen near to the B & M Home Store in the area, with one resident capturing the smoke leaving a slight black mark on the clear blue skies.

The fire crew who attended the scene have now revealed that it was an ‘open fire’ which ‘affected a small quantity of tyres’.

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Smoke coming from Seafield Road on Tuesday (Photo: Sam Shedden).

Nobody was injured and firefighters left after making the area safe.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 4.31pm on Tuesday, July 20 to reports of a fire in the open on Seafield Road, Edinburgh.

"Operations Control mobilised one appliance to extinguish a fire affecting a small quantity of tyres.

"There were no reported casualties.

"Firefighters left after making the area safe."

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