Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner. Facebook Messenger An icon of the facebook messenger app logo. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Facebook Messenger An icon of the Twitter app logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. WhatsApp Messenger An icon of the Whatsapp messenger app logo. Email An icon of an mail envelope. Copy link A decentered black square over a white square.

New pictures reveal aftermath of fire which ripped through Blairgowrie laundrette

New pictures have revealed the aftermath of a huge fire which destroyed a Blairgowrie laundrette on Friday night.

The pictures, which were taken on Saturday morning, show how Blair’s Laundry on Emma Street was destroyed by the blaze.

The building’s roof has completely caved in, and parts of the side walls have collapsed due to the flames.

The fire started at around 7pm on Friday night, with emergency services soon shutting off the street.

Residents report hearing ‘explosions’ as flames took hold of the building.

They were also advised to close their windows and keep drones away due to the smoke.

Blairgowrie laundry was gutted by the fire. Image: Phil Hannah

Fortunately, nobody was injured during the incident.

A spokesperson confirmed that firefighters were still in attendance at the destroyed business on Saturday. However the inferno died down and only one appliance remained, it left at 2.25pm.

An investigation is now underway, which will also establish the cause of the fire.

Blairgowrie resident saw ‘big orange light’ at laundry

Amy McDonald was one of those who witnessed the blaze – which could be seen from as far away as Rattray.

She said: “It was absolutely terrifying. The fire was massive.

“I was in my house, which is just round the corner from it, and I heard a noise that I thought was fireworks at first, I think most people did.

Parts of the building’s walls collapsed during the fire. Image: Phil Hannah

“I looked out and saw a big orange light in the sky, I took a video of it.

“It was very scary, you could see the flames from Rattray.

“It was going all night and they were there still putting out some flames this morning.

“It’s horrible going past. It’s all burnt down. The full roof is gone and most of the building – it’s so sad.

“It’s been there for years since my mum was little as well and I just really hope everyone is okay.

Blairgowrie Fire
An aerial picture captures the impact of the fire. Image: Ryan Smith.

“My heart hurts for everyone that works there, especially the owners.”

Emma Street was closed and local residents allowed “limited access” to the street.

Scott MacGregor, chair of Blairgowrie and Rattray Community Council, praised locals for their response.

He said: “There is usually someone in the building until 9pm but the person was away, so it’s a relief no one was in and no one was hurt.

“I work as a chef, after the kitchen closed at 7pm I heard what happened and went straight up. I stayed until about 11.30pm/midnight.

“We have a resilience group for these major situations so quickly deployed that.

“I asked the fire service and police if they wanted us to open the high school, for example for those on medical equipment, and things like that, just asking if they needed us to do anything to help them out. The police couldn’t praise it enough.

“The fire service deployed their welfare unit but that didn’t arrive until later.

“The effort from local people was amazing, people were offering their houses to¬† let people use the bathroom and things. It was great to see the community come together albeit during a hard time.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 7.20pm on Friday, police received a report of a fire at premises on Emma Street in Blairgowrie.

The fire took place on Emma Street. Image: Phil Hannah

“Officers have been in attendance to assist the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

“A road closure is in place with limited local access available and officers remain in attendance.”

Scottish Water restore normal service following laundry fire

Scottish Water were also called in to assist firefighters by diverting supplies towards the blaze.

Some residents reported brown tap water due to the diversion, however the firm says no complaints have been raised.

Blairgowrie Fire
The fire has been burning for several hours. Image: Gareth Jennings/DC Thomson.

A spokesperson said: “Due to the volume of water required by the nine attending fire appliances, the change in flow can lead to some localised disturbance of fine deposits within the network which may lead to some temporary discolouration.

“Our priority was firstly assisting the fire service to get the blaze under control and ensure everyone was safe.

“We now expect normal supplies to begin to resume as the network settles down. The length of time this takes may depend on the demand for water and some customers may experience discolouration for slightly longer.

The cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed. Image: Phil Hannah.

“To clear, we would advise customers to run their cold water tap for a short period of time.

“We apologise for any inconvenience to our customers.”