Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Disused church fire tackled in Edinburgh

Firefighters tackle the blaze on Taylor Place in Edinburgh
Image caption Firefighters tackled the blaze at the disused church in Edinburgh

Forty firefighters tackled a major fire at a disused church in Edinburgh.

The fire broke out at the church on Taylor Place in the Abbeyhill area at about 16:45 on Monday, with flames and smoke spreading to the roof.

Eight appliances were at the scene of the blaze after crews were called to the three-storey building near the corner of Lower London Road.

There were no reports of any injuries, but rush-hour traffic was disrupted in the east of Edinburgh as a result.

A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said fire crews dealt with a well-developed fire.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are under way.