Part of Edinburgh city centre evacuated after huge fire at shop

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Buildings have been evacuated following a huge fire in Edinburgh today.

Emergency services have swarmed on a street in Edinburgh New Town and are tackling fierce flames. has contacted police and the fire service for more information.

But photographs shared on Twitter show several fire engines in the heart of the Scottish capital.

The fire is believed to have started at or near Jenner’s, a former department store.

“Big fire behind Jenners,” tweeted one resident.

Another posted: “Big fire at old Jenners building on Rose Street #Edinburgh.

“Fire engines on scene and offices & shops nearby being evacuated.”

A third posted online: “There is currently a fire at the rear of #Jenners in Edinburgh. Several fire engines on scene, Marks and Spencer on Princes Street is closed and footpath closed off.”

It is unclear if anyone has been hurt in the fire.

It happened near Edinburgh Waverley train station.

Jenner’s, which was Scotland’s oldest independent department store, closed in December 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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