MORE than 20 firefighters battled a blaze at an Aberdeen flat today.
Four fire crews were deployed to the scene, on Leslie Terrace in the Berryden area of Aberdeen, at around 7.40am.
Speaking at the scene, watch manager Stuart Cruickshank told the Evening Express: “The crews were met with a well-developed fire and had difficulty progressing due to the high volume of smoke, but we were able to extinguish the fire quickly.
“There was an ambulance but it left quite quickly because there were no injuries.”
He confirmed when officers arrived the residents if the ground floor flat, where the fire had broken out, and the first floor flat were already out if the building.
He confirmed: “They got themselves out and we were met at the front door by the occupants of the ground floor flat, which was where the fire originated.”
An area of Leslie Terrace south of its junction with Calsayseat Road was cordoned off while firefighters tackled the blaze.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said the 21 firefighters were involved.
Four appliances and a specialist unit for breathing apparatus were sent to the scene, from North Anderson Drive and Central stations.