Firefighters called to “massive” blaze at Edinburgh Airport


FIREFIGHTERS were called to a “massive” blaze at Edinburgh Airport this afternoon.

Crews were sent out shortly after 1pm with reports that a “number of cars” were on fire in the on-site multi-storey car park.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent four engines and 18 firefighters to the scene, where three cars were found ablaze.

A fireman surveys the scene
A fireman surveys the scene

Plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing from the building, with alarmed passers-by sharing pictures on social media.

Photographs shows dark smoke surrounding the five-storey high car park, which houses hundreds of parked vehicles.

The building was stained by  black smoke
The building was stained by black smoke

One Twitter user wrote: “So there’s a massive fire in the car park at Edinburgh airport.”

Mark Macdougall said: “3 cars blew up in Edinburgh airport.”

Worried Rob Ballantyne tweeted: “Any way I can find out if my car is on fire? It’s in the multi storey.”

The car park was closed during the incident
The car park was closed during the incident

Surrounding areas including Jubilee Road and Eastfield Road were closed while firefighters tackled the blaze.

Several bus services also had to terminate their stops early to avoid the scene.

Just after 2 o’clock, a spokesman for the airport confirmed that the fire was out and the incident was over.

The airport remained open throughout the ordeal, and the cause of the fire is yet to be established.