SFRS responded to fire on a boat in Stromness, Orkney this morning

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Two appliances from Stromness attended the incident

SFRS logo on appliance

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to respond to reports of a boat on fire at Stromness Harbour, Orkney this morning (18 June 2015).

The call was received at 7.29am and when crews arrived they were faced with a well established fire in the engine room of the 60ft boat.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus used two main jets to tackle the blaze which they had under control by 8.04am.

Crews then dampened the area down and used a thermal imaging camera to check for any signs of fire spread. The last appliance left the scene at 9.36am.