Tayside and Central Scotland

Homes evacuated after fire at former hotel in Perth

Fire at White Horse Inn Image copyright Stuart Cowper Photography
Image caption The fire broke out in the unoccupied hotel in the early hours of Saturday

Local residents had to evacuate their homes after a fire broke out at an unoccupied hotel in Perth.

Fire appliances from Dundee and Perth were called to the White Horse Inn in North William Street at about 04:40 on Saturday.

The blaze started on the ground floor before spreading to the roof of the building.

Police and local authority officials temporarily relocated nearby residents. There were no reports of any injuries.

The White Horse Inn was damaged three years ago after a blaze swept through the ground and first floors of the building.

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