Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Firefighters battle old Royal Victoria Hospital fire all night

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Media captionMore than 60 firefighters worked through the night after the blaze took hold on Monday

More than 60 firefighters have been working through the night to bring a huge fire under control at a disused hospital in Edinburgh.

The blaze took hold of the Royal Victoria Hospital building in Craigleith Road at about 16:20 on Monday.

Firefighters remain at the scene. There were no casualties.

The Royal Victoria Hospital was closed in 2012, but later temporarily reopened to deal with seasonal demand.

One witnesses said: "The fire raged all night."

Firefighters fought the blaze externally to bring it under control. They are now carrying out "damping down operations".

Nine fire appliances, one height vehicle and two water carriers were used at the scene.

The fire was reported by a significant number of people as smoke rose from the abandoned building.

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