The owners of a Broughty Ferry launderette and dry cleaners destroyed by fire for the second time in a decade say they are ‘very sad’ to see the shop’s demise.
Fire crews were called to the Ferry Launderette in Gray Street at 1.26am. Appliances from Kingsway, Blackness Road and Broughty Ferry all attended but could not prevent the shop and contents being all but destroyed.
Jet hosereels were used to put out the flames and adjacent buildings had to be ventilated.
The owners today posted on their Facebook page to update customers and appeal for patience.
They said: “We are very sad to report that our Ferry Laundrette branch was destroyed by fire during last night.
“At this time, we are attempting to clarify the position with our insurers regarding customers’ items which may have been lost in the fire.
“While we are very sorry for any inconvenience caused, we would greatly appreciate your patience in these very difficult circumstances.
“We will post updates as soon as we have more information.”
A fire investigation team travelled to Broughty Ferry from Aberdeen on Tuesday morning to try to determine the cause of the fire.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We received a call to The Ferry Laundrette on Gray Street at 1.25am today to attend a significant fire.
“Both King St and Brook St were closed for a period of time to allow access for fire services.
“There will be a joint investigation by the fire service and police launched this morning, but there is nothing suspicious to report at the moment.”
The launderette was destroyed in a blaze in August 2005.
All the machinery and most of the garments on the premises at the time were lost but it was refurbished and reopened a year later.