by Barry Dickson

Derelict building fire in Muirhouse

A fire was discovered in a derelict building in Muirhouse tonight at approximately 9.20pm.

6 fire appliances initially attended to tackle the blaze in the first floor flat at 36 Muirhouse Avenue, although this was quickly scaled back to two appliances from Crewe Toll. They had to use 4 breathing appliances and a high pressure hose to extinguish the fire.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that there was no-one in the flat at the time the fire broke out, and it was brought under control quickly .

The building is one of two earmarked for demolition as part of a regeneration programme in the Muirhouse area. Do you have any photos? Then please share them with us.