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VIDEO: Braeview Academy fire — Emergency services battle blaze at high school

A massive fire erupted at Braeview Academy in Dundee on Tuesday evening.

Every fire and police crew in the north of the city helped tackle the blaze at the secondary school in the Whitfield area.

A total of nine fire and rescue appliances, and four height vehicles, were called to the scene.

IN FULL: Braeview Academy closed following massive blaze

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The fire at Braeview. Credit: Scott McBride – Point One Photography

All surrounding roads were sealed.

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Firefighters tackle the Braeview Academy blaze.

The entire roof was engulfed in flames shortly after 9pm, and firefighters attempted to flood the building.

Nobody is said to have been injured.

Witnesses said the whole building was engulfed in flames and neighbours initially feared the wind would cause it to spread to nearby woodland.

Firefighters had the incident under control by about midnight.

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Braeview Academy fire

Nearby resident David Rodgers, who saw the blaze while out walking his dog in Dunbar Park, said: “It’s an extensive fire.

“The flames are about 30 to 40 feet in the air and it spread from one end of the building to the other in about 20 minutes.”

Another man, who lives in Dunbar Park, watched the scene unfold.

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The Braeview Academy fire.

“The whole sky is red and the building is being completely gutted,” he said.

“I’m really hoping they can contain in because it’s really windy so if it spreads it will catch all of the surrounding woodland.”

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The fire raging on Tuesday evening.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We are dealing with a fire at Braeview Academy and have six appliances in attendance.”

Dundee City Council has confirmed the school will be closed on Wednesday.

Dundee City Council leader John Alexander said there has been an “extensive amount of damage” to the building.

WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATES:

MORNING AFTER: New photos and video show part of Braeview Academy severely damaged by fire

Braeview Academy blaze: Fire and rescue service give update

Braeview Academy fire: Police ask if anyone saw “suspicious” behaviour ahead of serious blaze


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