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Merchiston’s on fire

Students were rushed out of Merchiston campus today as a fire spread through the building

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Edinburgh Napier university, Merchiston Campus, on Colinton rd set fire at 10.55 am today. Students evacuated outside and assumed it was routine. Napier student, Stuart Johnstone, 21, said, ‘It appeared just to be an ordinary fire alarm.’

However, 20 minutes later smoke was pouring out of the left wing of the building. The fire brigade arrived and all students were moved further from the sight as the smoke intensified.

A fire warden on site stated that there was a malfunction in one of the workshops and sparks began to appear. The sparks then went into the extractor fans and traveled through the building.