Tayside and Central Scotland

Homes evacuated after chip shop fire in Dundee

Residents have been evacuated from their homes after a fire at a chip shop in Dundee.

The blaze broke out at about 02:15 at Victors Fish Bar in Blackness Road.

No-one was injured but 26 residents from flats above and adjacent the shop were led to safety by firefighters and offered temporary accommodation.

Fire crews remained at the scene and local diversions were in place. A joint investigation into the cause of the blaze will be carried out.

The shop was empty at the time of the fire and emergency services were alerted by an alarm in the building.

Chf Insp Sandy Brodie said: "This is very much a co-ordinated team approach with staff from the police, fire and local authority all working together to ensure the safety of the public and protect property as far as reasonably practicable.

"Cordons are likely to remain in place until such times as investigations are complete and it is deemed safe for members of the public to return to the area."

Meanwhile a man had to be rescued after a fire broke out at a high rise block of flats in the city.

The blaze started in the kitchen of the 15th-storey property in Burnside Court just after 22:00.

Tayside Fire and Rescue Service said one man was treated for mild smoke inhalation at the scene.

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