Firefighters deal with morning blaze at Kirriemuir skip site

© DC Thomson

A skip fire forced the closure of Kirriemuir recycling centre on Friday.

Angus Council said a skip was badly damaged in the incident, which happened just before 7am.

Kirriemuir firefighters used a hose jet to deal with the blaze.

“Scottish Fire and Rescue service attended and extinguished the blaze, which has left the skip badly damaged,” said a council spokesman.

“Work is under way to clear the debris caused by the incident with a view to re-opening the site as quickly as possible. The cause of the fire is under investigation.”