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Fire crews tackle boat blaze at harbour


By Kyle Ritchie

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Emergency services were called to Macduff harbour on Monday morning after a fire broke out on a boat.

The blaze on the Genesis was reported just before 9am.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Macduff, Portsoy, Aberchirder, Turriff and Peterhead attended the scene.

Fire crews and other emergency services were called to the boat fire at Macduff harbour.
Fire crews and other emergency services were called to the boat fire at Macduff harbour.

Police and the Coastguard were also present to assist the fire fighters.

Crews using breathing apparatus extinguished the blaze with a hose reel jet.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 8.51am on Monday, July 1 to reports of a fire within a fishing vessel at Macduff harbour.

“Operations control mobilised a number of fire appliances and a height appliance and firefighters worked to extinguish the flames. There were no reported casualties.

“Crews left the scene after ensuring that the area was made safe.”


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