Borders and Edinburgh crews tackling house blaze near Galashiels

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FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a major blaze at a large countryside house in the Borders, writes Bob Burgess.

Crews were alerted shortly before 12.20pm to the fire at Fairnielee House near Clovenfords about six miles from Galashiels.

Teams of firefighters from the Borders have been joined by specialised units from Edinburgh.

The first crew on scene immediately called for more appliances and the fire has broken through a roof on the second floor of the detached building.

In addition to the specialised teams, five pumping appliances are being used.

Police have confirmed that there are no reports of anyone being injured.