Fire crews rush to Edinburgh blaze as residents forced to 'shut all windows'

Fire crews have raced to a blaze in Edinburgh as locals report hearing 'tonnes of sirens' on Friday evening, May 17.

A plume of smoke could be seen billowing over Clermison as fire engines and police descended to Clermiston Road North at around 6.30pm.

One resident from Clermiston said that the smoke 'could be seen for miles'.

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He said: “I was just out cutting the grass when all of a sudden there was a really strong smell of what seemed liked burning plastic.

"When I came out my front door I saw neighbours all outside looking at the smoke that was billowing into the sky at Queensferry Road.

"We’ve had to shut all the windows and doors cause the smell is so pungent.

"The sound of sirens have been ringing on and off for the past half hour or so. The smoke could be seen for miles."

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed to Edinburgh Live that they are currently in attendance at Clermiston Road North after receiving reports of a fire at 6.05pm.

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