The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Four peo­ple saved from fire in High­land vil­lage

- BY SUSY MA­CAULAY Fires · Disasters · Incidents · Inverness · Dingwall · Nairn · Dingwall

Four peo­ple were evac­u­ated from a burn­ing house in Arder­sier shortly after noon on Satur­day.

Six fire en­gines were sent from Nairn, In­ver­ness, For­res and Ding­wall

The build­ing was re­ported to be “well alight”, with it tak­ing a num­ber of hours before it was ex­tin­guished.

Fire­fight­ers used jets and breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus while tack­ling the blaze.

A cor­don was set up around the house, a num­ber of roads in the area were closed, in­clud­ing sec­tions of High Street and

Stu­art Street, while gas cylin­ders were re­moved from an ad­ja­cent store.

By around 2pm, the fire was re­ported to be un­der con­trol and con­tained to the build­ing in which it had be­gun, but a num­ber of crews re­mained on scene.

There were no re­ports of any in­juries.

High­land Coun­cil wel­fare of­fi­cers were con­tacted about re­hous­ing the four peo­ple un­able to re­turn to the prop­erty.

Op­er­a­tions to damp down the em­bers con­tin­ued un­til after 7pm.

Fire­fight­ers re­turned to the scene on Sunday morning to ex­tin­guish a flare-up.

The fire ser­vice con­tin­ued to mon­i­tor the scene through­out the day.

 ??  ?? It took fire­fight­ers sev­eral hours to ex­tin­guish the blaze
It took fire­fight­ers sev­eral hours to ex­tin­guish the blaze

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