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Man in court over Dundee waterfront blaze

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image captionThe blaze was tackled by 18 firefighters

A 25-year-old man has appeared in court accused of starting a major fire at Dundee's dock area.

Dean Yeats, from Forfar, is alleged to have caused the blaze at King George V Pumping Station on Thursday.

Prosecutors allege he wilfully set fire to a piece of paper and threw it on the pumping station.

It is alleged this caused a fire to take effect, causing "extensive damage." Mr Yeats made no plea or declaration at Dundee Sheriff Court.

The case was continued for further examination and he was granted bail.

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