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Peterhead fish factory fire: Police evacuate residents nearby

The fire could be seen for miles in either direction  (photo courtesy of Kayley Sangster)
The fire could be seen for miles in either direction (photo courtesy of Kayley Sangster)

Emergency services are evacuating residents from homes in a street close to the fish factory fire in Peterhead.

Police confirmed residents of flats on Erroll Street are being evacuated as a precautionary measure while crews battle the massive blaze at North Bay Pelagic on Kirk Square.

Firefighters are urgently trying to prevent the flames spreading to gas cannisters containing ammonia.

Meanwhile, police have shut off several roads around the factory.

The junction of Kirk Street and South Road; the junction of Charlotte Street and Uphill Lane; the junction of St Peters Street and York Street and Erroll Street in its entirety have all been closed.

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

Residents of Erroll Street are being evacuated (photo courtesy of Barney Donaldson)
Residents of Erroll Street are being evacuated (photo courtesy of Barney Donaldson)

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