The fire that engulfed the former Jenners department store in the heart of Edinburgh on Monday (January 23) joins a list of disasters that have marked the city’s history.
From the Great Fire of 1824, which destroyed hundreds of homes and claimed 13 lives around the Old Town, to more recent blazes, such as the inferno that ravaged the Cowgate and South Bridge in 2002, we take a look at some devastating fires that changed the face of Edinburgh forever.
13. Bertrams' fire
A fireman on a ladder directs water onto a fire at Bertrams' engineering works in Sciennes Edinburgh, September 1983. Photo: Denis Srtraughan
14. Jenners fire
The cause of an iconic Edinburgh building blaze that critically injured a firefighter remains unknown, the city council leader said. Fire crews were called to former department store Jenners, which was being turned into a hotel, at 11.29am on Monday, January 23. Five firefighters were taken to hospital for treatment, with one in a "critical condition". Photo: Dan Barker