SFRS called to deal with large fire at a farm at Murthly, Perthshire

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Appliances from Blairgowrie responded to the incident

Fire Murthly

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) was called to respond to a fire at a farm at Murthly at 11.17pm last night (13 October 2015).

Operations Control in Dundee sent two appliances from Blairgowrie to the incident.

On arrival crews were faced with a well-established fire involving around 150 bales of straw. Police Scotland assisted by closing the road while the incident was dealt with.

Group Manager Billy McLintock, who was at the scene, said: “There were no properties at risk from the fire, but there was a risk to a nearby tree plantation and an unaffected quantity of straw bales, so we used three main jets to protect those as we dealt with the fire.

“We received assistance from a farmer who provided a tele-porter which was used to spread the fire load.”

SFRS and Police Scotland are carrying out joint inquiries into the cause of the fire.

The Service was also called out to deal with a caravan on fire at Dean’s Park, Dean’s Cross, Dunkeld, which was reported at 10.42pm yesterday. One appliance from Dunkeld attended and it was extinguished using two hose reel jets.