VIDEO: Smoke billows up over Ferry Road as fire rages close to homes

Firefighters have been battling a blaze near a block of housing this evening close to the west end of Ferry Road.

The fire. Pic: TRIM and Friends of West Pilton.
The fire. Pic: TRIM and Friends of West Pilton.

It is suspected the fire started in a bike or bin shed that sits adjacent to properties at Ferry Gait Crescent, known locally as Red Row.

It's not been confirmed what started the fire but there have been reports that dumped rubbish may have caught fire.

Local residents reported that the fire sent plumes of black smoke billowing up above Ferry Road.

The fire. Pic: TRIM and Friends of West Pilton.

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A spokesperson for tenant's group, TRIM and Friends of West Pilton, provided photographs and videos said that they had contacted the emergency services shortly after 5pm.

A fire service spokeswoman confirmed that two fire engines and one height appliances were called to the scene just after 5pm.

The spokeswoman said there were no injuries and that crews extinguished the flames by about 5:40pm.

Firefighters at the scene. Pic: TRIM and Friends of West Pilton.

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The blaze. Pic: TRIM and Friends of West Pilton
Firefighters at what appears to be a shed of some type. Pic: TRIM and Friends of West Pilton.