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Staff evacuated after fire at Aberdeen business

About 40 staff had to be evacuated after a fire at an Aberdeen industrial estate in the early hours of the morning.

The blaze broke out at the Balmoral Group premises in Wellington Road, Altens, at about 0300 BST.

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service personnel were at the scene for several hours. The fire caused considerable damage but no-one was hurt.

An investigation into the cause has been launched.

It is being treated as unexplained and Grampian Police appealed for witnesses.

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