Friday, September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH OLD TOWN - 2002

 



On Dec. 7, 2002, fire struck Edinburgh Old Town.

Flames started above a nightclub, the Belle Angele.

According to Wikipedia:

"The complicated nature of the buildings, with narrow alleys and entrances from the same building onto streets at different heights, complicated efforts to fight the fire."

Firefighers described it as a "rabbit warren."

Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade Divisional Officer David Young told the BBC: "A substantial part of the core of the heart of the Old Town of Edinburgh has been destroyed."


Images: BBC