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Take care in the country – fire danger highlighted

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Scottish Natural Heritage have both offered timely advice to help anyone visiting the countryside (or the Braids or Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh where there have reportedly been...

Stay away from Glencorse says Fire Service

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been dealing with a wild fire near Glencorse Reservoir near Penicuik since earlier this afternoon.Edinburgh Operations Control received a call just before noon and sent two appliances from Penicuik and Sighthill...

Fire at Dundee Street flat this morning

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Two residents of a flat in Dundee Street got a rude awakening in the early hours this morning when a fire was discovered.Crews from Tollcross and Sighthill fire stations were sent by Edinburgh Operations Control...

Woman dies after Western General fire

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Firefighters dealt with a fire and evacuation of patients from the Royal Victoria Building in the Western General Hospital in the early hours of this morning. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) were alerted to a...

Kitchen fire in Blackthorn Court

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Firefighters were called to a small fire in a kitchen at a house in Blackthorn Court this morning just after 9:00am.Crews from Marionville and Crewe Toll were mobilised by Operations Control Edinburgh and on arrival discovered...

Chip pan fire in Viewforth

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A chip pan fire in the early hours of this morning left a man with slight burns on his hands.The man was taken to hospital after a chip pan fire in the kitchen of...

Fatal Fire in Gordon Street

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 A man has died in a fire which broke out in a flat in Gordon Street yesterday afternoon.The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire this lunchtime.Crews from McDonald Road, Tollcross...

Be careful with camp fires this Easter

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Over £40 Million goes up in smoke each year due to outdoor fires, many of which result from careless or irresponsible behaviour, with the Easter Weekend one of the busiest of the year for...

Edinburgh Napier University – further update

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An Edinburgh Napier spokesperson said: “We were forced to close our Merchiston Campus today following a small fire which we believe was caused by an overheated piece of equipment in a woodwork shop on...

Fire at Edinburgh Napier Merchiston Campus

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Students were evacuated from Merchiston Campus today as a fire spread through the building at Edinburgh Napier University,  on Colinton Road at 10.55 am today. Students gathered  outside and assumed it was routine.Edinburgh Napier student,...

Kirkliston blaze now under control

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Fire crews from Sighthill, Crewe Toll and South Queensferry were called to piles of rubbish on fire in a field near Hallyards Farm House in Kirkliston early this morning.The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service...

Fire at Granary in Leith

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A fire was reported last night about 7:00pm and required assistance from about 30 firefighters at the height of the blaze.The first photo came from Live Edinburgh News Fire rips through Granary Pub in Leith...

VIDEO – many affected by Corstorphine Community Centre fire

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The Community Centre on Kirk Loan has been greatly damaged by fire this week. We spoke to the local councillor Frank Ross who will be involved in the restitution of the building.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXtj6Pp2R7g&w=480&h=360]

Car fire in photos

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A car on fire in Thistle Street caused an amount of  interest from passers-by. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and put the fire out around 8:30 on Thursday morning 22 August 2013....

Albion Road fire – woman identified

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A 50-year-old woman who died after a fire in a flat in Edinburgh on Sunday morning has been named locally as Audrey Johnstone.Firefighters were called to a report of a fire in a top...

Restalrig Road fire claims one victim

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A 37-year-old man has died after being rescued by firefighters from a fire in a block of flats at Restalrig Road in Edinburgh in the early hours of this morning.Another man, aged 64, was...

Major Fire in London Road

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The air in the city centre was so thick with smoke around 5.30 this evening that The Reporter met people coming out of offices near York Place believing that their buildings were perhaps on...

Elderly woman treated after microwave goes on fire

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A 95-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation after a microwave went on fire in her Edinburgh home yesterday evening.Firefighters were called to a tenement building on Dunedin Street shortly before 6.30pm after a...

Woman dies after fire in Restalrig

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A woman has died after a fire in a high-rise flat in Edinburgh today.Firefighters were called to Nisbet Court in Restalrig at 10.43 am to a report of a fire in a flat on...

Woman evacuated from flat fire

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A 38-year-old woman needed to be given oxygen for smoke inhalation after a serious fire in the bedroom of her flat in Livingston, West Lothian earlier today. The woman had been in her bed sleeping...

Fatality in Dundee Terrace fire on Wednesday evening

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A woman has died after a serious flat fire in Edinburgh on Wednesday evening. This was the second fatality in twelve hours, following the fire at a flat in Powderhall where a man died...

Man dies in house fire today

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A man has died after a fire in Edinburgh this morning.Around 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at Powderhall Rigg in Edinburgh today. Fire Control received a call at 9.50am to a report of a fire...

Fire in Portobello this morning

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A man has been taken to hospital with severe smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in his Edinburgh home.Fire crews were called to Ramsay Place, in the Portobello area of the city, just...

Deliberate stair fire in Granton

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A man and a woman had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a suspected deliberate stair fire in Edinburgh yesterday afternoon. Two engines from Crewe Toll and a height appliance were mobilised to West...

Suspicious fire in Captain’s Drive

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Police in Edinburgh can confirm that they are treating a fire that broke out in a block of flats in the south of the city last night as suspicious.The fire broke out in the...

House fire in East Craigs

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UPDATED AT 14.27Neighbours had to be evacuated by the fire and rescue service in the early hours of this morning after a house fire on North Bughtlin Gate in the East Craigs area of...

Man dies in Royal Infirmary following fire

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A 45-year-old man has died after a fire in a property in Dunbar, East Lothian this morning.Fifteen firefighters on appliances from Dunbar, Haddington and East Linton were mobilised to the High Street in Dunbar...

Fire in Muirhouse

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by Barry DicksonDerelict building fire in MuirhouseA 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...

Pub Fire in Leith Walk

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 Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service were already in attendance when we got to Leith Walk around 8.30 p.m this evening to witness the aftermath of a fire which has been reported as...

Chip pan fire in Leith

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A 47-year-old man was rescued by firefighters from a flat on Elliot Street in Edinburgh during a fire yesterday afternoon.Three fire engines and a height appliance attended the blaze at the first floor flat after...

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