Dozens of firefighters spend hours tackling inferno at Aberdeen school

The blaze at Cordyce School

Around 32 firefighters spent more than three hours battling a major blaze at an Aberdeen school.

Six fire engines were called to Cordyce School on Riverview Drive in Dyce shortly after 11pm yesterday.

And it wasn’t until after 2am that the massive fire was brought under control.

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Flames could be seen shooting from the roof of the building, with the fire service receiving a large volume of calls.

The blaze could be seen by residents from some distance away.

More than 30 firefighters from across the North-east were in attendance including from Dyce, North Anderson Drive, Central, Altens and Huntly.

Two main reel hose jets and a height vehicle were used to combat the inferno.

Riverview Drive was closed off by Police Scotland from the Asda store to the scene of the blaze, with a number of emergency vehicles blocking the road.

© Caley Morrison
Picture by reader Caley Morrison

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “It was quite a big fire and crews had to wait for the arrival of the height vehicle before they could tackle it.

“We had six appliances in attendance from various stations in the area.

“We received a lot of calls about the fire and it could be seen for some distance.

“We received the first call at 11.03pm and had about another 12 calls until just past midnight about it.”