Eastern General wrecked in blaze

THE roof of the Eastern General Hospital has caved in after a blaze suspected to have been started by fire-raisers.

Firefighters were called to the former hospital in Seafield Street and battled against the fire for 13 hours, from 6am yesterday.

As well as the roof caving in, the fire caused a partial collapse in the three-storey building.

It may now have to be torn down and Lothian and Borders Fire Service was checking its listed status with the city council's building control officers today.