Dramatic pictures show fierce blaze in Oxgangs

Firefighters were called to Harperrig Way in Oxgangs tonight after a car burst into flames near a blocks of flats.

Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 6:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 6:57 pm

Local councillor Jason Rust said he could see fierce flames and large plumes of smoke and hear loud bangs coming from the car.

“It’s right next to quite a few blocks of flats. It’s really concerning for residents.”

Cllr Rust said the fire brigade had been in the area just 20 minutes earlier - he was not sure why - and had gone away but were now back and hosing down the car.

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Police were also in attendance.

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The blaze
The Fire Service were called out to Harperrig Way, Oxgangs, Edinburgh to deal with a car fire. Pic: Neil Hanna