Edinburgh emergency services close road after tree falls on home

Police Scotland closed off the road to traffic while the incident was dealt with.
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Emergency services scrambled to the north of Edinburgh after they received reports of a tree falling onto a house in a wooded area of the capital.

The incident is understood to have taken place at around 10.20am on Saturday May 25 on Cairnmuir Road - just off of Clermiston Road.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) personnel attended the incident alongside Police Scotland who erected a cordon that closed off the road.

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Several residents took to social media to alert others to find alternate routes if they were planning on accessing Corstorphine Hill woods via the Cairnmuir Road car park.

It is understood that the SFRS sent two appliances but left the scene shortly after arriving, leaving the incident in the hands of Edinburgh City Council and Police Scotland.

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A spokesperson for the SFRS said: “We received a call at 10.22am to reports of a tree falling onto a property from an adjacent field at Cairnmuir Road, Edinburgh.

“One appliance along with a height appliance were sent to the scene of the incident.

“Shortly after attending the site, SFRS personnel left the incident in the hands of Police Scotland and Edinburgh Council.”

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Police Scotland were approached for comment.

Edinburgh City Council were approached for comment.