Contractors transport firefighters to tackle blaze
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.’