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Girl, 14, charged after Victoria Road school fire in Aberdeen

A 14-year-old girl has been arrested and charged after a fire broke out at a disused Aberdeen school.

The incident happened at Victoria Road School in Torry shortly before 17:00 on Monday.

Four fire appliances were called out to tackle the blaze.

Sgt Ian McKinnon said: "The immediate response from the community was absolutely fantastic and it meant that we were able to quickly identify the suspect and bring her into custody."

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service incident commander Mike Cordiner said: "On arrival crews were faced with a well-developed fire on the first floor, with flames coming from the windows.

"The crews involved in the initial attack on the fire did an excellent job, managing to ensure that the fire did not burn out of control and spread to the rest of the upper floor."

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