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Fire crews fighting huge blaze in Macduff


By Kyle Ritchie


Firefighters are tackling a massive blaze in Macduff.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 2.40pm about the fire, which is within an empty building at Commercial Street.

Seven fire engines and other resources were sent to deal with the blaze and remain on scene. There are understood to be no injuries.

Fire crews have been called out to two blazes in the Banffshire area this weekend.
Fire crews have been called out to two blazes in the Banffshire area this weekend.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were alerted at 2.40pm to reports of a fire within a derelict building on Commercial Street in Macduff.

“Operations control mobilised a number of resources and seven appliances were sent to the scene.

“There are no reported casualties and crews remain at the scene.”

It was the second fire in the area in less than 24 hours after a blaze in a farm building at Ladysbridge, near Banff.

Fire crews were called out to the steading at Ladysbride Drive on Saturday evening at 5.16pm.

Firefighters from Banff, Macduff, Portsoy and Aberchirder tackled the blaze, which was contained within the building.

The property was unoccupied and understood to be used for storage.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "The call came into us at 5.16pm.

"We had four appliances at the scene on Ladysbridge Drive near Banff.

"The stop message came through at 6.38pm and it is thought there was no injuries."



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