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VIDEO: Scene at Braeview Academy this morning as drone pictures show extent of fire damage at school

Firefighters remain on the scene at Braeview Academy this morning after a major fire last night.

Firefighters were called to Braeview Academy last night at around 9pm with reports of flames reaching 40ft in the air.

Every fire and police crew in the north of the city spent last night tackling the blaze at the secondary school in the Whitfield area.

More than 50 firefighters were attempting to flood the building to dampen down the vigorous flames.

Nobody is thought to be injured.


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Video taken by Tele reporter Jon Brady this morning shows windows smashed and a damaged exterior of the school.

Local licensed drone company Rising View has also shared images showing major damage to one section of the Dundee school.

The fire-damaged Braeview Academy (credit: Rising View)
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Fire-damaged Braeview Academy this morning (picture: Rising View)

The images also show how firefighters’ efforts in testing windy conditions appear to have restricted the spread of the flames.

(credit Jack Green)
(credit George Carr)

Dundee City Council has confirmed the school is closed today, and expects to update on future plans later this morning.

VIDEO: Scene at Braeview Academy this morning as drone pictures show extent of fire damage at school