NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Man charged as three taken to hospital after Aberdeen fire

St Clair Street fire scene

A man has been charged in connection with a flat fire in Aberdeen which saw five people including a six-year-old child taken to hospital.

The block in St Clair Street was evacuated following the blaze in a ground floor property at about 03:00 on Sunday morning.

Police Scotland later said a man aged 18 had been charged in connection with the fire, and was due in court.

The child and four adults were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Meanwhile, a man suffered burns following a fire at a Moray farm on Sunday.

Six engines were called to the farm near Aberlour. A fire investigation will be carried out.