Tayside and Central Scotland

Police and fire service probe Dundee hospital blaze

Strathmartine fire Image copyright Tayside EVP
Image caption Fire crews used an aerial platform to douse the flames in the badly damaged roof

Police and the fire service are investigating the cause of a fire at Strathmartine Hospital in Dundee.

Fire crews were called to the derelict listed building on Craigmill Road at 13:41 on Monday after the blaze broke out in a roof space.

Firefighters have returned to the scene to dampen down hot spots using an aerial platform and cut away sections of the badly-damaged roof.

Officers are investigating what sparked the fire.

The former orphanage and psychiatric hospital was closed in 2003 and has been vacant since. A number of planning applications have been lodged since to develop housing on the site, although none have yet come to fruition.

Image copyright Sandra Fyffe
Image caption Fire crews were called in after the flames burst through the roof of the building

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