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Fire breaks out at Kirriemuir sawmill

Firefighters from Kirriemuir, Forfar, Alyth and Dundee at a fire at Ladywell Sawmill near Kirriemuir.
Firefighters from Kirriemuir, Forfar, Alyth and Dundee at a fire at Ladywell Sawmill near Kirriemuir.

Firefighters have been tackling a fire at Ladywell Sawmill on the outskirts of Kirriemuir.

The fire broke out just after 9.30am on Friday in a shed at the sawmill, where machinery is stored.

The fire broke out at around 9.30am on Christmas Eve.

It is understood there are no injuries.

Four fire appliances, including an aerial unit attended.

Four appliances

A spokeswoman for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call at 9.30am on Friday reporting a fire at Ladywell Sawmill near to Kirriemuir.

“We sent four appliances  – two from Kirriemuir, one from Forfar and one from Alyth.

Fire appliances at the sawmill blaze

“An aerial unit from Blackness Road station in Dundee was also sent.

“Machinery in a single storey stone shed was on fire.”

The fire has been contained but three appliances remain on the scene.

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