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.

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Firefighte­rs on site.

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