Crews battle cottage fire


FIREFIGHTERS battled with a blaze at row of derelict cottages which broke out in Straiton last night.

Three fire engines and a cherry picker were called to the scene and found a cottage ‘well alight’ on arrival, the fire service said.

Firefighters used a high pressure hose reel to extinguish the flames, as well as three water pumps.

The fire was in the middle cottage in a row of the buildings on Straiton Road.

Fire engines from Liberton, Dalkeith and Newcraighall attended the scene.

The fire service received the call at 8.40pm on Wednesday.

A spokesperson said the cause of the fire is not thought to be under investigation.