Fire crews tackle grass blaze on Edinburgh's Blackford Hill

Firefighters are currently tackling a grass blaze at Blackford Hill in the south of Edinburgh.

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 3:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2018, 4:37 pm

Plumes of smoke can be seen billowing from the hill, which is located between Morningside and the Braid Hills. Eye witnesses also report seeing “huge flames from over a mile away”.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokesman said confirmed fire crews and emergency were in attendance.

It is not yet known what caused the blaze and it is believed there are no casualties.

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