A heavily indebted man seeking to make a false insurance claim has confessed to setting off explosions which killed three firefighters at his house in north-west Italy, prosecutors have said.
The number of full-time firefighters has fallen 23% in a decade.
The bomb squad was called to a coastal town after an item was discovered by firefighters tackling a car blaze.
Multi-million-pound plans to upgrade a fire training centre have been approved.
North-east fire crews are being called to false alarms once every three days on average, new figures show.
Major investigation launched after package containing ‘unidentified substance’ discovered at Aberdeen hospital
A major probe is under way after a package containing an “unidentified substance” was discovered at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
North-east firefighters have urged residents to make sure streets are clear enough for their vehicles to travel on after a road was blocked when a crew was responding to a call.
More than £1,500 has been raised by firefighters in Aberdeen during a charity car wash.
Firefighters have been called to a house fire in the north-east tonight.
More than 30 firefighters were called to battle a blaze at a north-east farm.
An Aberdeen restaurant blaze which closed city centre streets and involved as many as 50 firefighters could have started in a tumble dryer, police said today.
Firefighters spent more than 80 hours at the scene of a series of wildfires that blighted Aberdeen, the Evening Express can reveal.
Police are appealing to trace two witnesses who may have seen the person responsible for starting a fire at an Aberdeen nature reserve last night.
An investigation is under way into whether a series of fires at an Aberdeen beauty spot were started on purpose – after firefighters were called to the scene more than 30 times in 13 days.
Fire crews were today called again to battle grass fires in an Aberdeen community – for the 30th time in 10 days.
Fire crews have been called to an Aberdeen nature reserve again today.
Firefighters were called to an Aberdeen store after employees reported smelling gas.
One person has been charged in connection with a three-vehicle crash in Aberdeen. The crash, which involved a Land Rover Discovery and a Vauxhall van, happened on Cairn Road in Bieldside at 1.45pm. Police, fire and ambulance attended the scene. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “The incident was cleared just before 3pm.”
More than 50 firefighters spent six hours battling a blaze at a north-east beauty spot – and then had to return when it started again hours later.
Firefighters in Aberdeen are now qualified to save lives in water after expert training.
North-east firefighters call for responsible parking after cars block access during training session
A fire crew has urged members of the public to be mindful when parking their cars.
Firefighters have been called to rescue a horse on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
A car has crashed into the side of a house in the north-east. Emergency services have been called to the scene on Burnside Road in Mintlaw following the incident. Three fire crews were sent at 3.15pm along with Police Scotland. It is understood no one was hurt in the incident.
Aberdeen residents and firefighters could be put at risk by a lack of available crews, a union leader said today.
A 42-year-old Aberdeen man appeared in court today after heroin worth more than £200,000 was found in a fire-hit block of flats.
Aberdeen residents have been left homeless after a blaze tore through a tenement roof space today.
Seven new firefighters have been welcomed in the North-east
Emergency crews were called to a bus fire in Aberdeen this morning.
Two people have been treated for smoke inhalation after a flat fire in Aberdeen.
Fire chiefs today spoke of the devastation deliberate blazes can cause to communities.