Portobello fire: Fire breaks out at block of flats in Portobello High Street

A serious fire broke out in a block of flats in Portobello this morning (September 20).

Six fire engines were called to Portobello High Street at around 5.52am, the fire service said.

The flats – opposite Portobello Book Shop – and surrounding properties were evacuated. A woman has been taken to hospital at the Royal Infirmary as a precaution, a spokesperson for Police Scotland said.

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The fire has since been extinguished, police said, but the road remains closed.

Six fire engines are on scene at a fire in Portobello High Street (Photo: Twitter @CuencaMetcalfA)

More information to follow.

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