East Lothian firefighters rush to 'kitchen blaze' at high street block of flats

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Firefighters have rushed to a block of flats in East Lothian after a blaze broke out in the kitchen of a first floor apartment.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) received a report of the fire just after 5pm on Saturday afternoon, June 8, and mobilised three pump appliances to the scene.

A concerned eye witness sent a picture to Edinburgh Live which shows the SFRS and police at the scene on North High Street, Musselburgh, with traffic temporarily blocked from passing.

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The witness added: "There's a fire on North High Street at the back of a block of flats. Three fire engines have just arrived and it looks like the road is going to be blocked off."

A spokesperson for the fire service confirmed crews were called to a report of a kitchen fire in a first floor property which has since been extinguished and no injuries were reported.

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They said: "We were called just after 5pm to a small kitchen fire within a first floor flat on North High Street, Musselburgh. Three appliances were mobilised to the scene and the fire has since been extinguished.

"There were no reports of injuries."

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