Large fire at derelict building

Firefighters have been battling a major place in abandoned building in East Lothian.

Pic: John Devlin

The derelict buildings at the Old Cruicksank School between Wallyford and Whitecraig were spotted burning just before 6pm on Wednesday.

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Firefighters found the building well-alight on arrival and three appliances were called to tackle the blaze.

Police had to close the A6094 briely to allow firefighters access to a hydrant, but while there was heavy smoke drifting over the area there were no reports of injuries.

A height appliance was called to use as a water tower in order to cool the building. The incident was still ongoing at 10.30pm last night.