WATCH: Leith Fire: Flats in Edinburgh evacuated as emergency services including a cherry picker fire engine attend a fire on Iona Street

Multi-emergency services, including a fire engine with a cherry picker, attended a fire from a flat block in Leith.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 5:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 6:00 pm

Three fire engines and a fire car were seen attending a fire on Iona Street in Leith by a witness on Thursday afternoon- April 28.

It is understood a cherry picker was used to evacuate people from the building.

Ambulances and Police Scotland were also at the scene.

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Fire engine cherry picker with fire officer seen helping evacuate residents from flat building on Iona Street in Leith (Photo: Alexis Woods).
Fire engine cherry picker with fire officer seen helping evacuate residents from flat building on Iona Street in Leith (Photo: Alexis Woods).

Police Scotland confirmed that no one was injured.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the fire.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 3.45pm on Wednesday, 28 April, 2021, police and emergency services were called to a report of a fire at an address on Iona Street in Edinburgh

“The fire was extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and no-one was injured.

Police seen at the fire incident on Iona Street, Leith (Photo: Alexis Woods).

"Enquiries into the cause of the fire are ongoing.”

Alexis Woods was walking to the shops when he saw the incident unfold.

He said: “I was on my way to the shops and about three fire engines and a fire car had attended.

"Flats were evacuated using a cherry picker by the looks of it.

Fire crews attend the blaze on Iona Street (Photo: Alexis Woods).

"Smoke started coming out the communal stair at about 15:30.

“It appeared to be ground floor.

"People were leaning out of windows speaking with the fire department.”

Mr Woods commented that additional police attended the scene at around 4.45pm today.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Scottish Ambulance Service have been contacted for comment.

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