Firefighters battle large blaze at Leith industrial estate

SIX fire engines attended a large blaze at a laundry on an industrial estate in Leith last night.

Thursday, 5th July 2018, 9:13 am
Updated Thursday, 5th July 2018, 11:14 am
Six fire engines attended the blaze
Six fire engines attended the blaze

The fire service was called to Swanfield, off Bonnington Road, at around 11.45pm.

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A spokeswoman said crews found a well-developed fire in the single-storey unit, which was empty at the time.

Smoke from the fire affected a large area round about, but firefighters were able to stop the blaze spreading to any other building.

One local Leith resident living more than a mile away said they could smell the smoke so strongly they initially thought it must be an electrical fault in their own property.