Fire at electrical substation near Holyrood causes alarm
4 July 2019, 15:30 | Updated: 4 July 2019, 15:31
Large plumes of smoke and the sound of explosions caused alarm near the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh after an electrical substation caught fire.
The fire service received reports of a blaze at Slater's Steps in Holyrood Road at around 12.35pm.
People were evacuated from nearby offices and properties as a precaution as crews dealt with the fire.
There were no reported casualties.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said a large volume of smoke and the sound of explosions were reported.
A SFRS statement said: "We are currently dealing with a well-developed fire at an electrical substation near Holyrood Road, Edinburgh.
"Three fire appliances and an aerial appliance are in attendance. Crews are working alongside partners @policescotland to evacuate nearby properties as a precaution."