Fire at Eastgate Hostel, Inverness - Update (4pm)

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Update of incident in Highland capital


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is still in attendance at Eastgate Hostel in Inverness, following a fire reported earlier this morning.

54 people, residents and staff of the hostel, were evacuated safely and were uninjured.

The fire in this four-storey building is now under control.  Two fire appliances and an aerial appliance remain on scene as firefighters make the building safe and continue to check for any hot spots.

It is anticipated that the Fire Service will maintain a watching brief and remain on site until a joint investigation with Police Scotland has been concluded.