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Firefighters tackle major blaze at former Royal Cornhill Hospital in Aberdeen

Image caption The emergency services tackled the blaze overnight

Dozens of firefighters spent the night tackling a major blaze at a derelict former hospital building in Aberdeen.

As many as 70 firefighters were involved in the incident at Royal Cornhill Hospital.

Image caption The cause is being treated as unexplained and will be investigated

The cause of the fire is being treated as unexplained.

An investigation will get under way as soon as it is deemed safe to do so, but the intensity of the blaze meant that the building suffered structural damage.

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