Tank fire causes alarm

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FIREFIGHTERS were on stand by last week after a fire broke out at a Peterhead factory.

Three fire engines, and around a dozen firemen, attended at the Denholm Seafoods coldstore on the town’s Albert Quay at lunch time on Tuesday.

The firefighters donned oxygen tanks and protective gear as they monitored the fire, which is believed to have started in a 2,700sqm fuel tank.

The tank was undergoing welding work to a hatch when excess residual heating oil sparked and caught alight.

A Spokesman for Grampian Fire and Rescue said: “Welding to a fuel tank set light to some residual heating oil. The situation was brought under control and we are on stand by to see if it flares up again.”

A height vehicle was called out from Aberdeen, as well as specialised engines that disperse foam.