BREAKING: Lorry Fire at Westside Plaza

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Scottish Fire & Rescue have confirmed they are in attendance at a lorry fire at Westside Plaza shopping centre. A spokesperson for the service told the Edge Newsroom that police and other emergency services are in attendance at the scene of a lorry well alight. Photos and a video of the blaze show a large explosion followed by high flames and thick smoke. An eyewitness, Aimee Graham, who shared this photo on social media also reported that there were multiple explosions.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland told Edge Radio at 14:20 PM “We were called around 12.05pm to a report of a works vehicle on fire in Murrayburn Road, Edinburgh. Officers are currently in attendance along with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service. There are no reports of injuries but a nearby library has been closed as a precaution and residents have been asked to keep their windows closed due to smoke. Murrayburn Road is closed in both directions and Hailesland Road Murrayburn Place are also closed. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.”

At 3.30 PM, Scottish Fire & Rescue contacted Edge Radio with the following statement “we were alerted at 12.02pm on Tuesday, May 18 to reports of vehicles on fire at the front of the Westside Plaza Shopping Centre, Edinburgh. “Operations Control mobilised three appliances and firefighters are tackling a fire involving three commercial vehicles. “Crews currently remain at the scene and there are no reported casualties.”

Photo by Aimee Graham on Facebook

A video has emerged from the scene.

Video by Craig Elliot on Facebook


Written by: George Icke

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