Argyll and Bute crews tackle blaze

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Firefighters work through the night to extinguish flames and save a home.

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews battled a blaze at a farm in Argyll and Bute on Sunday (July 21).

Firefighters were mobilised around 3:10am following reports of a fire in Glenbarr, near Campbeltown, with crews arriving to find a single storey building well alight.

An SFRS spokesperson said: "The initial response involved two appliances from Campbeltown Community Fire Station and first responders found the flames had  breached the building's roof.

"An additional crew was mobilised from Inveraray to increase the number of firefighters operating at the scene and the incident commander ordered the area sectorised, which saw the fire surrounded.

"Firefighters used three high pressure water jets to bring the flames under control, with their efforts successfully preventing the spread of fire to an adjacent two-storey home.

"Crews conducted dampening down and salvage operations for several hours, while also stripping away sections of the roof to check for signs of hidden fire spread."

 

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