Fire crews are battling a major fire which ripped through the roof of a derelict hospital on the outskirts of Dundee.
Six fire engines rushed to Strathmartine Hospital at around 7.20pm and have spent more than two hours fighting the blaze, which could be seen from a distance.
Baldovan Road, at the junction with Pitcairn Road, has been closed to traffic while the emergency services deal with the incident.
No details of the damage or potential injuries to people who may have been inside the building have been released but flames were seen ripping through the roof of the former hospital.
Police said it was assumed the fire was deliberate, but added that more information would become available at a later stage once the scene is inspected.
At around 9.30pm a Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We are still in attendance.
“It’s a derelict building so we have no details of damage.”
A Police Scotland spokesman added: “The call came in at 7.30pm from the fire brigade.
“They told us a derelict building was on fire and six appliances are in attendance in the roof space.
“We were there to help with the road closures.
“We’ve asked the council to attend to put up road closure signs as it’s likely to be a long-term closure – meaning more than an hour.
“There’s an assumption that the incident was criminal as it’s a derelict building but as the incident is still ongoing this is just an assumption at the moment.”
— Sandra fyffe (@sandrafyffe24) June 7, 2019
Thank you! I'm not sure if I'm going up or not. It seems like a major fire pic.twitter.com/KbCNwhEltV
— Strathmartine (@Strathmartine) June 7, 2019