Residents evacuated after fire breaks out at Leith flats

Residents were evacuated after a fire broke out at a block of flats in Leith.

Sunday, 29th April 2018, 3:50 am
Updated Sunday, 29th April 2018, 8:35 am
The fire broke out at a top floor property at Ocean Way, Leith.

The fire broke out at around 8:45pm on Saturday evening at Ocean Way Residence on Ocean Way, Leith.

Footage on social media showed smoke and flames rising from what appeared to be a top floor balcony at the block of flats.

At least five fire appliances plus police and ambulance attended the scene.

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Residents were evacuated to the nearby Gentings Casino situated opposite.

It is understood that all residents made it out safely.

A police cordon was put in place at Ocean Way while emergency services continued battling the blaze.