Con­trac­tors trans­port fire­fight­ers to tackle blaze

The Oban Times - - News -

A TEAM of con­trac­tors work­ing on SSEN’s Skye Tee trans­mis­sion pro­ject came to the aid of lo­cal fire and res­cue op­er­a­tives this week help­ing to put out a wild­fire in the In­ver­garry area.

The team of NorPower con­trac­tors, who were work­ing on over­head lines in the area, met the fire­fight­ers as they ar­rived at the in­ci­dent and im­me­di­ately of­fered their sup­port to help the crew get to the blaze be­fore it spread.

NorPower man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Alis­tair Ma­cLeod said: ‘ We had been work­ing to con­struct a new over­head line on a re­mote hill lo­cated be­tween In­ver­garry and Fort Au­gus­tus and as we fin­ished for the day, we came across a sig­nif­i­cant blaze which ap­peared to be out of con­trol.

‘We im­me­di­ately and safely evac­u­ated the area to the pub­lic road, where we met mem­bers of the Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice who were re­spond­ing to the blaze.

‘Our teams im­me­di­ately of­fered as­sis­tance and the use of our spe­cial­ist off-road ve­hi­cles to trans­port the fire­fight­ers and their equip­ment to the blaze.’

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