Farm blaze near Huntly
Emergency: Fire spreads from workshop to trailer loaded with hay bales
Firefighters battled a serious blaze at a farm near Huntly yesterday after flames spread to a trailer carrying around 100 bales of hay.
Firefighters battled a serious blaze at a family farm close to Huntly yesterday evening after flames spread to a trailer carrying around 100 bales of hay.
Emergency services were called to Edendiack Farm on the A97 Old Military Road at around 7.40pm.
Four fire appliances and a water carrier went to the scene. Fire teams encountered a “well developed” fire in a workshop which spread to a nearby trailer.
The trailer was carrying around 100 hay bales which went up in flames.
Nobody was seriously injured in the incident.
The blaze was brought under control by 9.18pm – more than an hour and a half later.
Fire teams worked into the night putting out various smaller fires at the site to make the scene safe.
At least one farm building had burned to the ground. Edendiack is a small family business that sells its own produce around the Huntly area. Its owners are known around Aberdeenshire thanks to their award-winning livestock, and stalls at farmer’s markets across the region.
The Edendiack site, about a mile south of Huntly, also has its own farm shop and butchery.
The shop opened in January last year.
Last night, the full extent of the blaze remained unclear, but parts of the property were left severely damaged by smoke and fire.
Huntly councillor Gwyneth Petrie drove past the scene last night on her way home from a meeting, and said she hopes the family business can continue after the “devastating” blaze.
She said she noticed the smell of smoke as she got closer to the farm.
Ms Petrie said last night: “The shop is really popular, and I believe it only opened last year, so it would be a real shame if this fire has done too much damage.
“It must be devastating for the family. There were a lot of emergency services at the site.
“Our best wishes must now be with the family, and fingers crossed the business is in a state that it can be saved.”
BATTLE: Firefighters tackle the blaze at Edendiack Farm, just south of Huntly.