Fire at Bonnyton Farm near Montrose

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Three appliances attended the fire within a stable block

Fire Farm Montrose

At 12.34pm on Saturday (23 August 2014) multiple calls were received by Dundee Control stating that there was a fire in a stable block, with a horse still inside, at Bonnyton Farm near Montrose.

Two appliances from Brechin attended the incident and after an initial assessment the Incident Commander requested an additional appliance to assist with fighting the fire.

The building measured eight metres by 15 metres and the crews were initially confronted with a well-developed fire which had spread to the roof.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were tasked with fighting the fire with a jet and another two firefighters were then deployed with an additional jet in an attempt to extinguish the fire.

The farmer had made an attempt to rescue the horse but was unable to enter the building due to the smoke and flames. Sadly the horse was unable to be saved.

Police assisted by managing the traffic allowing firefighters to access water supplies.

Firefighters remained on scene for several hours damping down and assisting the farmer and left at approximately 3.15pm.

The fire is not being treated as deliberate.