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Fire causes damage to Cramond Tower in Edinburgh

Cramond Tower Pic: Mike Easton
Image caption The fire took hold in the roof of Cramond Tower

An investigation is under way into the cause of an overnight fire at a historic building in Edinburgh.

The fire took hold in the roof space of the listed Cramond Tower in Cramond Glebe Road at 01:40.

About 35 firefighters battled the blaze at the four-storey building. No-one was injured and damage to the property is now being assessed.

It is understood the oldest part of the building, which dates back to the 15th Century, was not affected.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was put out just before 04:00.

A spokesman for the service said crews remained on site until 08:00 to strip back the damage and carry out salvage work.

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