Smoke billowed from Leith Docks as fire crews tackled blaze

Emergency crews were alerted to the fire at the Edinburgh port on Wednesday afternoon.

Smoke billowed from Leith Docks as fire crews tackled blaze Twitter
Leith Docks: Thick black smoke was captured billowing into the sky.

A major fire broke out at Leith Docks in Edinburgh.

Emergency crews were called to Imperial Dock after the alarm was raised on Wednesday afternoon.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said a large machine went up in flames.

There were no reports of any casualties.

A spokesperson for Spreng Thomson said: “We confirm that there was a fire within the engine bay of a piece of plant in a tenant’s storage yard at the Port of Leith earlier today.

“No one was hurt. The fire is now out and we are grateful to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service who responded quickly.”

Videos and pictures posted on social media showed thick plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky from the waterfront port.

A spokesperson for the SFRS said operations control mobilised four appliances to the scene.

They added: “We were alerted at 12.18pm on Wednesday, November 25 to reports of a fire within a large machine at Bredero House, Imperial Docks, Leith.

“There are no reported casualties at this time.”