Spey Terrace fire: One woman treated by ambulance service as dozens of firefighters called to Leith tower block blaze with smoke seen billowing over Capital

Dozens of firefighters attended a flat fire in Leith last night as residents gathered on the street watching smoke billow from the tower block.

Monday, 31st May 2021, 9:44 am

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) received the report of the incident on Spey Terrace in Leith just after 10pm on Sunday, May 30, and mobilised four appliances to the scene.

The Scottish Ambulance service also attended and one woman was transferred into their care. Her current condition is unknown.

A spokesperson from the SCRS said: “We were alerted at 10.11pm on Sunday, May 30 to reports of a fire within a high rise block of flats at Spey Terrace, Leith, Edinburgh.

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“Operations Control immediately mobilised four appliances and an aerial rescue pump to the scene and firefighters extinguished a fire within a flat.

“One female casualty was passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service and crews left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe.”

One eyewitness described seeing the fire engines at the scene as “smoke billowed from the back of the building”.

He said that crowds had gathered on the street watching the emergency services work, and added that everyone seemed safe, “just a little shaken”.

Dozens of fire fighters attended the incident on Spey Terrace, Leith. (Credit: Christopher Henson)

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 10.20pm on Sunday, May 30, 2021, emergency services were called to the report of a fire within a flat on Inchkeith Court, Spey Terrace, in Edinburgh.

“The fire was extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and local residents were evacuated for a short period of time.

“The fire is not being treated as suspicious.”

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