Tayside and Central Scotland

Firefighters tackle blaze at Spittal of Glenshee hotel

Fire at Spittal of Glenshee hotel Image copyright Emma Winton
Image caption Fire crews were called to the scene in the early hours of the morning

A fire at an empty hotel at Spittal of Glenshee has been brought under control.

About 50 firefighters had been tackling the blaze at the Spittal of Glenshee Hotel.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said there are still appliances at the scene but the fire has been put out.

The emergency services were alerted shortly before 04:00. Eight appliances were sent to the scene and at its peak the fire was said to be "well alight".

Image copyright David Stewart
Image caption The hotel was empty and no-one was hurt
Image caption The remains of part of the hotel in the aftermath of the fire
Image copyright Emma winton
Image caption Parts of the building were destroyed by the blaze

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