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Peterhead fish factory fire: Blaze brings chaos to north east

The fire tore through two buildings
The fire tore through two buildings

People were evacuated to a rescue centre this evening as a fire spread to nearby buildings after ripping through a fish factory in Peterhead.

Tens of firefighters were called to the blaze from across Aberdeenshire as fears rose that it could ignite chemicals at North Bay Pelagic on Kirk Square.

The fire and rescue service confirmed 10 crews and several specialist units were still at the site and teams would be stationed there throughout the night.

Residents of nearby Erroll Street have been evacuated to Peterhead Academy overnight.

Fire services say the blaze is now under control but they expect it to carry on burning throughout the night.

The blaze started at around 3pm today and could be seen for miles around.

Round-up

Video shows inferno taking hold in Peterhead fish factory + another video from nearby residents

Nearby residents evacuated to rescue centre overnight

Blaze spreads to nearby council headquarters + Explosions heard as fire spreads to new buildings

Gallery shows pictures taken by local residents of huge fire

Fears as fire spreads towards chemicals in adjacent building

The moment the fire started

 

 

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