Fire crews tackle boat blaze
FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze on board a northeast fishing vessel today.
Three fire appliances and a height vehicle were called to the fire on the boat at Macduff Harbour shortly after 7.30am.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “The fire was located in the fish-carrying holding area.
“We used seven breathing apparatus, three hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera.”
No one was on board the vessel at the time.
The blaze was brought back under control in just over an hour, with the stop message coming back at 8.39am.
Crews remained on the scene while the vessel was ventilated.
Police were also called to the incident after receiving reports that a box on board the vessel was on fire.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Nobody was on board.”
Firefighters were called to Macduff Harbour