SFRS extinguished large fire at derelict building in Boddam, Peterhead

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Four pumps and a host of special appliances attended the fire at Sandford Lodge

SFRS name line on appliance 

Firefighters have been working through the night to extinguish a fire at a derelict building in Boddam, on the outskirts of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.

Control received the call at 2.30am this morning (11 August 2015) and four pumps were sent to the scene, two from Peterhead and two from Ellon.

The Communications Unit from Altens, water carrier from Turriff and the height vehicle and supporting pump from Central in Aberdeen were also at the scene.

Crews arrived to find the ground floor of the two-storey building (15mx10m) well alight and firefighters in breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet and two main jets to tackle the fire. The height vehicle was also used as a water tower.

Crews brought the fire under control by 7.15am when the stop message was given and crews were still at the scene at 9.30am this morning.

A joint investigation into the cause of the fire will take place in due course by SFRS and Police Scotland.