Fire at abattoir
Staff had to be evacuated from a Scottish abattoir after a fire broke out on the premises.
Staff had to be evacuated from a Scottish abattoir earlier this week after a fire broke out on the premises.
Fire fighters were called to the scene; Matheson Jess unit at Brechin Abattoir, on 4 September. Luckily no injuries were reported as a result.
It was later discovered by fire investigators that the fire had begun in a large 26ft by 6ft container of animal fat. Site manager Sandy Boyes commented: "We automatically evacuated the building. No one was injured and it took place in a reasonably well-contained area."
A spokesperson for the fire brigade added: Prompt action meant that the fire was contained and did not spread to other areas. "
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