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Braeview Academy blaze: Fire and rescue service give update

Firefighters will remain at the scene of a fire-hit Dundee school for a “long while”.

Braeview Academy was partially destroyed after a blaze broke out at about 9pm on Tuesday night.

Some nine fire appliances were called to the scene, along with four height vehicles, and brought the incident under control by about midnight.

Local residents described seeing the flames rise up to 40ft in the air at one point.

The school has been closed to pupils and Dundee City Council say its “main priority” is to “have the children back in a building and have them fully educated” as soon as possible.

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Firefighters tackle the Braeview Academy blaze.

Firefighters remain on scene this morning dampening down pockets of fire and “hot spots”.

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

A fire and rescue spokeswoman said: “They are looking for hot spots and dampening down. We’ll be on the scene for a long while. We’re dampening down, making sure there is no hot spots or fires hidden.

“It has been scaled back, there is a couple of fire engines there still, quite a few. There was nine fire engines and four special appliances last night.

“They managed to stop (the spread) by the back of 12pm.”

 

IN FULL: Dundee school closed following massive blaze

Meanwhile, videos and images showing the extent of the damage to the building have been revealed.