Probe into Bucksburn industrial estate fire

Around 40 firefighters battled the blaze. Picture: Tony Marsh

Around 40 firefighters battled the blaze. Picture: Tony Marsh

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AN investigation has begun to establish the cause of a major blaze at an industrial estate on the outkirts of Aberdeen in the early hours of this morning.

Around 40 firefighters from five units of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service battled to bring the blaze at the Spires Business Units in Bucksburn under control after the fire was spotted by a passing police patrol.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 2am to tackle the fire at the business units in Mugiemoss Road.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said the “significant” fire had been spotted patrolling Police units in the area around 2.10am. She said that the Scottish Ambulance Service specialist support unit and two Police units had also been in attendance at the scene as firefighters tackled the outbreak. There are no reports of any injuries.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “Two appliances and a height vehicle from the Central Fire Station, two appliances from North Anderson Drive, one appliance from Dyce, one from Kintore, a water carrier from Stonehaven and a welfare pod from Inverurie attended the incident.

“Firefighters in breathing apparatus used two main jets to deal with the fire throughout the night and at present two appliances remain at the scene. SFRS is now carrying out dampening down operations and checking for any remaining hot spots.”

He added: “A fire investigation will be carried out in due course when the building is deemed safe to enter.”

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