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Emergency services called to car and burger van after it was deliberately set on fire in Aberdeen

Fire crews were called to Bank Street in Aberdeen following reports of a car on fire. Image by Google.
Fire crews were called to Bank Street in Aberdeen following reports of a car on fire. Image by Google.

Emergency services were called to tackle a car and burger van after it was deliberately set on fire in Aberdeen last night.

Fire service were alerted to a burning vehicle at the corner of Bank Street and Canal Street in the city’s Woodside area at around 9.15pm.

Two appliances were sent to the scene from North Anderson Drive shortly after.

Crews used a breathing apparatus, a pump, a hose jet, and a thermal image camera to put out the flames, which extended to a burger van parked nearby.

A police spokeswoman said: “No-one was injured, however, early indications are the fire was started deliberately and enquiries are ongoing.”

Under control within one hour

Firefighters managed to get the blaze under control within an hour.

A fire service spokeswoman said: “The stop message was received at 9.53pm and the last appliance left the scene at 10.22pm.

“The incident has now been referred to police.”

Police have urged anyone with information to contact 101 quoting incident 3556 of June, 21.

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