Asbestos alert in Cessford Farm fire near Morebattle

Firefighters have been dealing with a fire at a Borders farm in which 75 tonnes of straw bales was reported to be well-alight.

The alarm was raised at Cessford Farm near Morebattle at about 01:00 on Monday.

The fire was treated as a chemical incident due to an asbestos roof on the building used to store the straw.

A crew from Galashiels remained at the scene of the fire for much of the day.

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