Fire crews called to blaze in Cowgate area of Edinburgh

8 January 2018, 17:05

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Firefighters are tackling a blaze in Edinburgh's Old Town.

Crews were alerted to the incident at a three-storey building in the Cowgate area shortly before 3pm on Monday.

Six fire engines were sent to the scene, with firefighters using water jets to combat the flames.

A fire service spokesman said: "The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 2.50pm on Monday January 8 to reports of a fire in Edinburgh.

"Operations control mobilised six fire appliances to the fire involving a three-storey building in the city's Cowgate.

"Firefighters are using powerful water jets to tackle the fire."

Police Scotland said the blaze was at a business premises and that their officers were in attendance to support fire crews at the scene.