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Charity provides update after shop fire

Deaf Action says its South Queensferry High Street shop will be closed “for the forseeable future” following a fire “caused by an electrical fault” on Saturday.

In a Facebook post published this morning (December 21), the charity says: “There is extensive damage to ground floor of the shop and neighbouring office.”

It added that whilst it was sad about the incident it was pleased no-one was hurt.

The charity continued: “We, with our team of volunteers at the shop, are obviously saddened by this event but look forward to our re-opening in the future and we will keep everyone updated as we proceed with the refurbishment, possible pop-up shop and of course those important post Christmas donations (you know the stuff we mean!).

“Chris and her team at the shop wish everyone a Merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.”

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** Deans Properties - the other shop closed by the fire - is still operating from its two other offices in Edinburgh. You can also contact Deans on 0131 667 1900 or email: mail@deansproperties.co.uk

A spokesperson for Deans Properties said: “We hope to be re-open as early as possible in the New Year and, in the meantime, are operating very much as normal. Our staff all work across our three offices and our data is centrally held, so we don’t expect clients will be affected. If they can’t get to one of our offices, I am sure we can get to them. Our office at St John’s Road is the closest to the Ferry and we are also at St Patrick Street, Newington.”

Other businesses in the High Street are operating normally.

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