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Farm worker taken to hospital with burns after fire near Aberdeen

Fire crews at the scene

A man has been taken to hospital with burns after a fire at a farm on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

Eight units from Scottish Fire and Rescue tackled the blaze which destroyed a building at Fowlershill, near the Bridge of Don. The building was used to store cars undergoing restoration.

The farm worker suffered minor hand injuries.

The B997 was closed between Parkhill and Bridge of Don.

Image caption Eight fire appliances were at the scene
Image caption Police closed the road to allow fire crews to work at the scene

Farmer Norman Fiddes told BBC Scotland: "He's ok. It's minor things at the back of his hands. He was trying to retrieve some personal belongings but he got one or two things but decided to come out."

He said cars that were being stored in the building had been reduced to shells.

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