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Three adults and child rescued from Aberdeen flats fire

Police tape at scene of fire

Three adults and a child have been rescued from a block of flats in Aberdeen following a fire.

More than 20 firefighters helped tackle the blaze at Blenheim Place in the city's Queen's Cross area.

The emergency services were called to the scene at about 18:50 on Sunday.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the blaze was put out by 19:30, and that four people were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

He added: "Firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the flat and successfully extinguished the fire. In the process they rescued a man.

"Other crews searched the flats on the first and second floors and one man was rescued by a ladder from the first floor.

"A woman and child were also led to safety from the second floor."