Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a nursery in Forfar.
Crews were called to The Wendyhouse Nursery on North Street just before 8am on Friday.
Bosses at the nursery have confirmed no one was in the building at the time and there are no injuries.
However, the nursery has been left badly damaged.
The cause of the blaze has not been confirmed.
A spokesperson for The Wendyhouse told The Courier: “Everyone is fine.
“There was no one in the nursery at the time.
“The staff are all gathered here outside and everyone is really upset but we are all OK.
“We don’t really want to say any more at this time.”
One witness said: “I saw the fire engines at the nursery when I was going to work.
“There seemed to be a fairly big fire inside – you could see the flames.
“There are three fire engines and a lot of firefighters – police have closed all access roads to North Street.
“There seem to be several members of staff gathered outside, who look pretty upset.
“The front windows of the building are smashed and the fire looks to have completely gutted the building downstairs and upstairs.”
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed it sent three appliances to the scene.
The blaze had been extinguished by 10.20am.