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Heavy machinery destroyed in Orkney blaze

Fire crews attended the scene
Fire crews attended the scene

Firefighters from Orkney were called out earlier this evening to a telehandler and trailer which had caught on fire.

Crews from Westray were called at 5.30pm to battle the blaze which has left the machinery all but destroyed.

A scottish fire and rescue spokeswoman said: “We were called to a fire in Westray, Orkney involving a telehandler and a trailer.

“The handler was completely destroyed and the trailer was 75% destroyed.

“The crews from Westray had one hose rail jet, a main jet and two breathing apparatus.

“There were no causalities and the fire is fully extinguished now.”

Police were not needed at the scene.

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