Primark 'evacuated' after blaze breaks out near city centre building

Fire crews were called to the scene on Rose Street Lane in Edinburgh shortly before 3pm on Thursday.

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Fire crews are in attendance after a blaze broke out in Edinburgh on Thursday afternoon.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) mobilised four appliances after reports of the fire near a building on Rose Street Lane in the city centre at 2.47pm on September 15.

It is understood that stores in the surrounding area including Primark and Hotel Chocolat were evacuated.

A SFRS spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 2.47pm on Thursday, September 15 to reports of a fire near a building on Rose Street Lane, Edinburgh.

“Operations Control mobilised four fire appliances and crews are still in attendance.”