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Crews battle fire at north-east fish factory

There were concerns the fire could spread towards chemical cannisters  (photo courtesy of Isla Parsons)
There were concerns the fire could spread towards chemical cannisters (photo courtesy of Isla Parsons)

Fire services are currently tackling a massive blaze at a north-east fish factory.

Emergency services arrived at the scene in Peterhead a short time ago after receiving reports of a fire at North Bay Pelagic on Kirk Square.

Six fire engines are currently tackling the blaze (photo courtesy of Isla Parsons)
Six fire engines are currently tackling the blaze (photo courtesy of Isla Parsons)

Six fire engines – from Aberdeen, Peterhead, Altens, Fraserburgh and Ellon – have been called to the site and are urgently trying to stop the flames from spreading to cannisters containing ammonia.

The flames and smoke can be seen for miles in either direction, including from inside Peterhead’s Balmoor Stadium.

Six fire engines are currently tackling the blaze (photo courtesy of Isla Parsons)
Six fire engines are currently tackling the blaze (photo courtesy of Isla Parsons)

Police have closed off a large section of the town centre, including  Erroll Street and Charlotte Street.

Hundreds of onlookers are now down at the scene.

The Press and Journal understands there is nobody injured at this stage, as a result of the fire.

Watch video footage showing the fire spreading as emergency services try to contain it.

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