An Aberdeen supermarket and fast food restaurant have been thanked for handing out warm drinks and food following a blaze at a block of flats.
Police Scotland has thanked the local McDonald’s and Sainsbury’s for providing food to evacuated residents.
Following the fire at Richmond Walk on Tues we'd like to say a big thank you to local businesses including @sainsburys & @McDonalds in #Aberdeen for providing hot drinks & food to evacuated residents and supporting the emergency services. #communityspirit #thankyou
— NorthEastPolice (@NorthEPolice) February 14, 2019
Fire crews were called on Tuesday night to a fire at a top-floor flat on Richmond Street.
Six units from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were in attendance along with a Scottish Ambulance Service incident unit.
The crew tackled the fire for several hours before reopening the road.
A joint investigation with police was launched the next morning where a 33-year-old man was arrested.
Stefan Kubina, from Aberdeen, is facing a charge of culpable and reckless fireraising, and is also accused of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.
He made no plea and the case was continued.
Kubina was remanded in custody and is expected to appear in court again within a week.