Edinburgh fire: Massive blaze at iconic city centre building sees smoke fill street

4 days ago The Mirror

Emergency services were dispatched to the old Jenners department store in Edinburgh after being alerted to a large building fire around 11.30am on Monday. One photograph from the scene showed thick smoke rising from the building in full view of the streets below as fire service personnel use hose jets. A number of roads in the city centre have also been affected, with Rose Street and South St David Street both closed. A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 11.29am on Monday, January 23 to reports of a building fire at Rose Street, Edinburgh. Image: Twitter/ @GillianW_Writer) Twitter/ @GillianW_Writer)Plans were approved last June to restore the building to its "former glory" by turning it into a luxury hotel.
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