Former School Destroyed In Blaze

5 November 2017, 08:11

Firefighters worked through the night to tackle a blaze which engulfed an entire school.

Emergency services were called to Paradykes Primary School in Edinburgh at 9.37pm on Saturday.

They found the building was "well alight" and had been alerted to a possible person trapped inside.

Appliances from Dalkeith, Liberton and Penicuik attended, using pumps and hoses to tackle the flames.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "They fought the fire externally as the building was fully involved."

It was later confirmed there were no casualties and everyone had been accounted for.

Crews were still at the scene at 7am on Sunday to dampen down the area.