A major blaze has completely gutted large parts of the derelict Strathmartine Hospital on the edge of Dundee.
The fire broke out at the former psychiatric hospital around 7pm yesterday causing the roof to cave in and completely destroying the first floor.
A spokeswoman for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that they were called to the hospital at 7.09pm yesterday.
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Smoke and flames could be seen rising from the building from miles around.
The fire service spokeswoman said four appliances from MacAlpine Road, Kingsway and Blackness Road were on the scene for around three hours.
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A total of 23 firefighters, some using aerial water jets fought the blaze.
“The blaze caused a full collapse of the roof and completely destroyed the first floor of the building,” she said.
She confirmed that appliances would visit the site today and that an investigation would be carried out.
A spokeswoman from Police Scotland confirmed that they were aware of the fire and that Scottish Fire and Rescue were investigating.
We’ll have more on this in today’s Evening Telegraph.