Emergency services rush to scene of fire as primary school evacuated

Police have imposed traffic restrictions and East Craigs Primary School has been evacuated after the flames broke out on Craigmount Brae.

Emergency services rush to scene of fire as primary school evacuated in Edinburgh STV News

Emergency services have rushed to the scene of a fire in Edinburgh, with a primary school evacuated.

Ten fire crews along with policewere called to the scene just after 3pm on Wednesday.

Traffic management restrictions have been put in place due to the blaze at a block of flats on Craigmount Brae.

The fire occurred at a property on Craigmount Brae.Tom Kisitu

East Craigs Primary School nearby has also been evacuated.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 3.08pm on Wednesday, June 14 to reports of a fire within a block of flats in Edinburgh.

“Operations Control mobilised ten fire appliances plus specialist resources to the city’s Craigmount Brae, where firefighters are currently working to extinguish a fire within the building’s roof space.”

Ten fire crews were called to the scene of the  blaze on  Craigmount Brae.STV News

A Police Scotland statement said: “Officers are in attendance to assist with traffic management due to a fire at a property on Craigmount Brae, Edinburgh.

“A school nearby has been evacuated as a precaution.

“People are advised to avoid the area and local residents should keep windows and doors closed.”