Inverness street cordoned off to allow firefighters to tackle blaze

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Three appliances responded to fire at a derelict building


Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to deal with a fire at a derelict building in Castle Street, Inverness on Friday (20 September 2013).

Three appliances from Inverness were sent to the scene, which was at a derelict building behind Paul Nicol kilt makers.

Firefighters used three main jets and an aerial lift platform to access and extinguish the fire. Crews also used thermal imaging cameras to check for hot spots.

Firefighters arrived at the scene at 5.29pm and the last of the crews left the scene at 10.50pm. The street was cordoned off during the incident and the building was completely destroyed.

Joint inquiries are being carried out between SFRS and Police Scotland. The incident is being treated as unexplained by police.