Crews respond to farm fire in the Scottish Borders
18 March 2015
At its height 50 firefighters attended.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service received a call to a fire in a building at Caldra Farm, Fogo, near Duns just before 8.30pm last night (17 March).
Operations Control Edinburgh immediately dispatched appliances from Duns and Coldstream community fire stations to the farm.
On arrival, they were met with a fully developed fire involving a diesel fuel tank and a building. Additional appliances were then requested by the Incident Commander which attended from Kelso, Eyemouth, Berwick upon Tweed and Lauder.
Firefighters fought the fire using main firefighting jets, ground monitors, firefighting foam and a number of breathing apparatus teams. Through their efforts they managed to extinguish the fire and prevent further fire spread to adjoining property. At its height there was over 50 firefighting staff, including officers in attendance. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the Fire Investigation Team.