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Firefighters have been tackling a large blaze in a pub in Edinburgh’s Cowgate.

The fire broke out in the three-storey OX184 building, between Blair Street and Guthrie Street, just before 15:00.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said seven fire engines were at the scene along with dozens of firefighters.

OX184 tweeted: “All staff ok – out in plenty of time – closed until further notice.”

There were no reports of any casualties.

A fire service spokesman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 2.50pm on Monday January 8 to reports of a fire in Edinburgh.

“Operations control mobilised six fire appliances to the fire involving a three-storey building in the city’s Cowgate.

“Firefighters are using powerful water jets to tackle the fire.”

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