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‘Close call’ as SFRS called to early morning fire at Tain bakery

By Niall Harkiss

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Grants Bakery, Tain. Picture: Wikipedia Commons
Grants Bakery, Tain. Picture: Wikipedia Commons

Grants Bakery in Tain has been closed until further notice after it was hit by an early morning fire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) confirmed that a call was received this morning at 6.02am, requiring two appliances to attend with breathing apparatus, thermal image camera and hose reel jet in use.


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One person at the scene said: “Staff were able to get a fire extinguisher on it at the right time. Another few mins and the whole building would have gone up.

“They were lucky to stem it before the fire brigade turned up. It was a very close call.”

A further two SFRS appliances attended later in the day to carry out a reinspection.

No one was harmed during the blaze.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 6.02am on Monday, April 15 to reports a commercial building fire at High Street, Tain.

"Operations Control immediately mobilised two appliances and firefighters extinguished a well-developed fire affecting the wall cavity within the building.

"There were no casualties and crews left the scene at 8.37am after ensuring the area was made safe.

“Crews revisited the property throughout the day ensuring there were no hotspots or flare ups."

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