Blaze strikes ex-bingo hall

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze at the former Mecca bingo hall in Fountainbridge yesterday.

Several small fires broke out inside the disused building just before 6pm.

It took the fire service around 20 minutes to gain access to the building by using an angle grinder, by which time the fires had burnt out themselves.

Nobody was inside at the time of the fire, the cause of which is unclear.

A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said: “The biggest difficulty was getting into the building.”