Edinburgh hotel fire

28 August 2017, 18:14

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

A hotel in Edinburgh has been evacuated after a large fire broke out.

Fire crews were called to the Nira Caledonia hotel in Gloucester Place in the Stockbridge area at about 2.50pm on Monday.

The hotel posted on its Twitter account: "Fire under control. All guests and staff evacuated. Everyone accounted for."

The business added that water damage had been caused to the premises.

Police had put in place traffic controls while the blaze was ongoing.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 2.50pm on Monday, August 28 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to reports of a fire in the roof space of a business premises on Gloucester Place in Edinburgh.

"A total of five appliances attended and crews extinguished the fire using high-powered hoses.

"There were no casualties and firefighters ensured the area was safe before leaving the scene."