Crews Respond as 'Edinburgh Icon Up in Flames'

At least 10 fire engines worked to extinguish a fire at the Jenners building in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Monday, January 23, Scottish Fire and Rescue said.

Footage recorded by Twitter user Kieran White shows smoke pouring out of the closed-down department store as firefighters attend to the scene. “An Edinburgh icon up in flames,” White tweeted.

Scottish Fire and Rescue said: “We were alerted at 11:29 am on Monday, January 23 to reports of a commercial building fire at Rose Street, Edinburgh.”

“Operations Control immediately mobilised two appliances to the scene and on arrival firefighters found a building well alight. A further eight appliances, including a high reach, were mobilised and crews remain on scene as they work to extinguish the fire," the statement continued.

No casualties had been reported and the reason for the fire was unknown. Credit: Kieran White via Storyful

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