Taxi driver escapes burning car close to IKEA

A taxi burst into flames close to the Edinburgh branch of IKEA.

Saturday, 10th August 2019, 5:41 pm
The taxi fire was reported close to IKEA at Straiton with heavy traffic backing up as diversions were put in place.

The driver of the private hire car was able to escape unharmed after his vehicle went on fire on Straiton Road, around 4.30pm.

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Drivers reported heavy traffic around IKEA following the blaze as diversions were put in place.

The road was closed in both directions as firefighters dealth with the incident.

The number 47 bus was diverted away from the scene as a result.