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13th century Scottish castle damaged by fire

Blair Castle in Perthshire, Scotland has been badly damaged after a fire broke out in its clock tower.

Using breathing apparatus, they fought the fire for 90 minutes but had to withdraw when the 19th century roof of the clock tower collapsed.

The tower’s second floor also collapsed onto the first floor. The interior was gutted and the roof completely destroyed by the flames.

Blair Castle is the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and its history dates back around 740 years. It is the garrison for Europe’s only private army.

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Story: Simon Johnson, The Telegraph | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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