Disused church fire tackled in Edinburgh

Firefighters tackle the blaze on Taylor Place in Edinburgh 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.

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