FIREFIGHTERS have worked “extremely hard” to tackle a large blaze at an old furniture store in Dundee, the fire service has said. 

Crews remained at the scene on Barrack Street on Sunday morning, where a fire tore through the Robertson’s building on Saturday. 

The fire sent a large column of smoke over the city which could be seen from the opposite bank of the Tay. 

At the height of the incident, nine fire engines were in attendance while two remained on site on Sunday. 

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A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 5.57pm on Saturday November 12 to reports of a building fire on Barrack Street in Dundee.

“Operations control mobilised nine appliances and specialist resources to the scene and firefighters are working extremely hard to extinguish a large building fire.

“No casualties have been reported and crews remain on the scene.”

Residents shared pictures and footage of the fire on social media.

Niall Campbell, who lives in Fife, said he saw the fire from across the River Tay.

The National: The fire could be seen from across the tay - Image Credit: Niall CampbellThe fire could be seen from across the tay - Image Credit: Niall Campbell (Image: Niall Campbell)

He told the PA news agency on Saturday: “I am on the other side of the Tay so quite far away, but can comfortably say I have not seen a fire of its scale in all my time here.”

A cordon was put in place, with police redirecting traffic as neighbouring streets were closed.

Some crowds were seen gathering in the street as the fire raged on throughout Saturday evening.

Shona Robison, the SNP MSP for Dundee East and Social Justice Secretary, tweeted: “Such a shame to see the destruction of the once lovely Art Deco Robertson furniture store building in Dundee.

“Thoughts are with the emergency services working hard to get the blaze under control.”

According to The Courier newspaper, the furniture shop closed in 2011 and has been empty for the last 11 years.