BUILDINGS damaged in a fire at a former Musselburgh hospital have been deemed “unsafe”.

The blaze within two derelict buildings at Edenhall Hospital saw half a dozen crews of firefighters called out last night (Sunday).

Firefighters from East Lothian and Edinburgh spent six hours on the scene after receiving a call at about 6.15pm.

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No-one was injured in the incident.

However, “significant damage” was caused to the buildings, which are now deemed unsafe.

Detective Constable Calum Cross, of Dalkeith CID, said: “This was a significant fire and thankfully no one was injured.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and the cause of the fire, and we would ask anyone with information to contact us.

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"We are aware of reports that a large group of youths were seen in the nearby area and are making enquiries to establish if they had any connection to the fire.

“I would also ask the public to avoid the area, as the buildings are very dangerous as a result of the fire.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident 0183 of May 19 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.