Fire crews called to blaze in Cowgate area of Edinburgh
8 January 2018, 17:05
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.