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Appeal following fire in Musselburgh

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Detectives in East Lothian are appealing for information following a fire in Musselburgh.

The fire happened within two derelict buildings at Edenhall Hospital on Edenhall Road on the evening of Sunday, 19 May, 2024, around 6.40pm.

The fire was extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and no one was injured. 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.

"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 3207 of 19 May, 2024 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.

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