Huge fire rips through Braeview Academy in Dundee

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More than 50 firefighters have worked through the night to tackle a major fire at a secondary school in Dundee.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said that at its height nine fire crews attended the blaze at Braeview Academy in the Whitfield area of the city.

Emergency services were alerted shortly after 21:30. A spokesman said that when they arrived they were dealing with a “well-established fire”.

Pictures posted on social media showed the building engulfed in flames.

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There are no reports of any injuries.

One fire crew remained at the scene on Wednesday morning to dampen down the site.

Dundee City Council said that an assessment would be carried out to determine the state of the building.

Staff and pupils are being advised that the school will be shut on Wednesday.

The local authority also said that a meeting would be held with staff at about 11:00 to determine what would happen next.

In a tweet, Paul Clancy, the authority’s executive director of children and families said: “We will work very closely with all our partners to make sure @BraeviewAcademy pupils’ education does not suffer as a result of this.”

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