Two boys have been charged in connection with a fire which left a north-east garage severely damaged.
The blaze ripped through Ricardo’s Garage in Fraserburgh in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police had confirmed they were carrying out investigations into the cause of the blaze, and have now charged two 16-year-olds in relation to the incident.
Detective Sergeant Jamie Sherlock said: “We are grateful to the community for its assistance while inquiries were carried out.”
The pair will be reported to the Youth Justice Management Unit.
Residents earlier told how they were evacuated from their homes as a flames reaching high in the air engulfed the garage.
Some neighbours were unable to return to their houses until more than six hours after the blaze broke out.
Firefighters remained at the scene for several hours on Sunday morning, re-inspecting the site and dampening down hot spots.