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Jacob Farr

Edinburgh firefighters tackle car engulfed in flames at petrol station

Edinburgh firefighters were called to tackle a vehicle that had become engulfed in flames in a garage forecourt in the capital.

Smoke can be seen pouring out of a black vehicle as two members of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service respond to the emergency.

The fire is understood to have broken out at around 8.30pm on Wednesday, March 22, at an Esso garage forecourt on Queensferry Road.

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One firefighter can be seen using a hose to extinguish the fire whilst another inspects the vehicle from a safe distance at the petrol station opposite from Craigleith retail park.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters attended the scene at around 8.36pm.

“Two appliances attended the incident, one from Crewe Toll and another from Tollcross fire station.

“A car was alight in the petrol station forecourt on Queensferry Road.

“One high pressure hose reel and one BA set was used on site - the incident had been dealt with by 9.05pm.”


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