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.
The fire has since been extinguished, police said, but the road remains closed.
More information to follow.