SFRS dealt with fire at Fort Augustus medical centre

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Appliances from Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit, Foyers and Inverness were involved during the incident

Cill Chuimein Health Centre Fort Augustus

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service dealt with a serious fire at the Cill Chuimein medical centre at Fort Augustus yesterday morning (25 October 2015).

Operations Control received a call at 11.50am reporting a fire at the premises and appliances from Fort Augustus, Foyers, Drumnadrochit and the height vehicle from Inverness were sent to the scene.

On arrival crews were met with a well-developed fire which had spread into the roof space of the building.

Firefighters initially entered the building wearing breathing apparatus to tackle the fire, but the heat forced them outside the blaze was dealt with externally.

At the height of the fire three main jets were used and the height vehicle was used as a water tower.

The fire was brought under control by 3.09pm and the last appliance left the scene at 6.50pm.

Station Manager Ricky Dibble, who was at the scene, said: "We managed to salvage some computer equipment, medical equipment and some items of sentimental value.

"I would like to pass on our thanks to the local church group who opened the church hall to provide our crews with welfare facilities."

Fire investigators will attend the scene in due course, but the blaze is not believed to be suspicious.