Firefighters are battling a “well developed” blaze at a former Lanarkshire hospital.
Crews were called to the site of the old Hartwood Hospital, near Shotts, North Lanarkshire, at around 4.30pm on Sunday.
Seven fire engines are attending the scene but have been unable to enter the derelict building due to safety concerns.
No one has been injured in the fire.
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said: “Firefighters arrived to find a well developed fire within a large derelict building.
“Firefighters were unable to conduct internal firefighting operations due to the unsafe condition of the building. Crews are conducting external firefighting operations using an aerial rescue pump and main jets.
“There are no reports of injuries and Police Scotland officers are in attendance to control traffic.”
The former psychiatric hospital closed in the late 1990s. found here
Firefighters tackle blaze at former psychiatric hospital
Seven fire engines called to tackle large fire at derelict building.
Blaze: People said they could see large flames coming from the former hospital.
Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a derelict psychiatric hospital.
Fire crews attended the incident at the former Hartwood Hospital near Shotts after receiving reports at 4.34pm on Sunday.
Crews are said to have found a “well developed fire” when they arrived.
Firefighters were unable to tackle the blaze from the inside of the building due its unsafe condition.
This meant they had to focus their efforts on tackling the fire from the outside with the use of an aerial rescue pump and main jets.
Police Scotland officers were in attendance to control traffic.
The fire service said there are no reports of injuries.
Members of the public have shared photos of the blaze on social media. found here