FLASH IN THE PAN

A picture tells a thousand words, which is a good thing since we're having difficulty mustering a hundred to go with this one.

The dramatic photograph was sent to Spurtle first thing this morning, with the brilliantly precise but short-on-detail caption: 'Bellevue Street, 9.43pm, Thursday 27th May'. The blazing object was a Portaloo.

Spurtle has contacted Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service for further information, but – while we wait for their reply – can any readers tell us what happened?