Edinburgh Live Reports that a large-scale fire has broken out, with fire engines at the scene and black smoke seen for miles
A large fire broke out during the afternoon of 25 November at Leith Docks, the waterfront area to the north of the city centre.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that engines are en route to deal with piece of industrial equipment that has caught fire.
One resident reported “big flames” as others said they hoped no one had been hurt in the incident.
Residents have taken to social media, sharing countless photos of dark smoke that can be seen for miles.
Elsewhere, close-up footage of the scene from Leith Docks shows thick black smoke pouring out of a site, believed to be Imperial Docks.
Forth Ports Leith is Scotland’s largest enclosed deep-water port with the capability of handling vessels up to 50,000 deadweight tonnes. Located to the north east of Edinburgh, less than 3 miles from the city centre, the port has access to Scotland’s road and rail networks and is well positioned for all North Sea shipping activities.
Focussing on a range of cargo types, Leith has forged long-term relationships with customers ensuring that their needs are met for the reception and onward delivery of cargoes such as grain, animal feed, steel pipes and recycled products, ensuring that industries such as food production, oil and gas, and agriculture continue to operate and thrive.