A HUGE fire erupted in Edinburgh city centre on Saturday evening.

Firefighters were notified of the blaze in a first-floor flat on the capital’s South Bridge just before 6.30pm.

Pictures show a building covered in smoke, with firefighters on the scene and battling to bring the blaze under control. 

Six crews were sent to the scene, however it is understood the response has now been scaled back.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, and no injuries have been reported. 

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said: “We were alerted at 6.29pm on June 3 of a flat fire on South Bridge.

“Operations control mobilised six pumping appliances to a fire in a first-floor flat of a five-storey building. Crews remain in attendance.”