The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
Battle with fire at port lasts for hours
Fire crews battled a blaze at the Port of Montrose for more than nine hours on Saturday.
Six vehicles rushed to the scene after receiving a call just before 2pm.
There were large plumes of smoke.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) spokeswoman said the fire started in an area where waste is stored.
Police attended to assist traffic and pedestrians in the area.
There is no indication yet what the cause was.
The spokeswoman said: “We received a stop message at 6.40pm.
“However, we were still in attendance and had pumps there at around 11.30pm.”
The Scottish Ambulance Service also attended as a precaution.
A spokesman for Montrose Port Authority confirmed on Saturday the fire service was dealing with an incident in the port estate and there were no casualties.
He said: “This is a situation we train for regularly with all stakeholders.”
Yesterday he said: “Although we are monitoring the situation, the building in question is not owned by Montrose Port Authority, just located on our estate.
“The incident is under investigation by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.”
The port has onshore tenants including Baker Hughes, Marine Scotland, Oceaneering and the RNLI, the spokesman added.