Neighbours have told of the scenes that reduced a Dundee Road West building to a shell after a fire.
Emergency services were scrambled to the street, shortly after 7pm on Saturday.
Plumes of smoke were visible across the River Tay, as onlookers watched in horror whilst flames began shooting into the air.
Paramedics were are the scene but it’s unclear if anyone has been injured.
‘The roof is destroyed’
One onlooker told The Courier the property roof was badly damaged as he surveyed the scene.
He said: “Crowds started to gather quickly around the incident.
“The flames were ferocious coming from the roof space of the address.
“I saw the firies battering the roof with water, you could see quite quickly the roof is destroyed.
“It’s a big old house right on the corner, I just hope no one has been hurt.”
Those living next to the building spoke with The Courier on Sunday morning about their experiences.
One neighbour said: “It was very hot. I noticed the fire starting so I jumped over onto the garden and started shouting through the windows for anyone to get out, just in case someone was in the building.
“Thankfully the fire didn’t move along to our house because it’s made of timber. The fire service sprayed water on our walls just to be safe and told us to keep our windows shut.
“They were at the scene until around 3am. They mentioned that they were going to return at some point today as there’s still smoke coming from the building.
“The house has sat empty for nearly 20 years. The owner was a hoarder and there was a lot of rubbish left in the building, it hasn’t been touched since.”
Another said: “I didn’t realise how big the fire was until I looked out my window. It was massive.
“There were loads of police cars and fire engines here and they stayed until long after dark.
“My husband was at work and was phoning to make sure I was okay because he obviously saw the posts online.
“I didn’t realise how bad the smell was because our windows were already shut.”
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed four appliances were called to the incident.
She said: “We received a call at 7.13pm in connection with reports of a fire.
“Three appliances and a height vehicle were called to the scene.
“Crews used three main jets and a thermal imaging camera at the incident.
“We remain at the scene with one appliance in attendance.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of a fire at a property on Dundee Road West in Dundee around 7.20pm.
“The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fire. No one was injured.
“The fire is being treated as wilful and enquiries are ongoing.”