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'Fierce' fire at Chinese restaurant in Peterculter

Peterculter fire
Image caption Firefighters used a height vehicle to fight the blaze

A major fire has caused substantial damage to a Chinese restaurant on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

About 30 firefighters tackled the flames, which struck the Royal China in Peterculter on Thursday night.

Twelve diners had to be evacuated from the building. An investigation has been launched.

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service group manager Garry Burnett told BBC Scotland the ground and first floors had been badly damaged by the "fierce" fire.

Firefighters using breathing apparatus, and a height vehicle, were involved.

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