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Woman dead after Aberdeen fire name as Selina Corrigan

Alexander Terrace
Image caption The fatal fire happened in Aberdeen's Alexander Terrace

A 46-year-old woman who died following a fire in a block of flats in Aberdeen has been named as a teacher.

Selina Corrigan, of Woodside School, was taken to hospital after the blaze at Alexander Terrace in the Tillydrone area on Monday night. She later died.

Twenty-one people were forced to leave their flats in the tenement building as more than 20 firefighters - some using breathing apparatus - tackled the fire.

Grampian Police said the fire did not appear to be suspicious.

An investigation is continuing.

Sandy Burr, head teacher at Woodside School, said: "The whole school community is devastated at the tragic loss of Selina Corrigan.

"Mrs Corrigan was a valued member of staff who was a committed and dedicated teacher.

"Our sympathies and thoughts are with her family and friends at this time."

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