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Fire at Nant power station forces B845 road closure near Oban

Nant power station fire Image copyright Johanna Gericke
Image caption Smoke from the fire was blowing across the nearby road

A fire at the Nant power station in Argyll and Bute forced the closure of a section of the B845 near Oban.

The fire broke out in a sub-station at about 04:00.

Smoke was blowing across the road between Kilchrenan and Taynuilt and the section was closed in both directions for several hours before it was reopened.

No-one was injured and plant operators SSE said there was no risk to customer supplies.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said two appliances, one from Oban and one from Inveraray, were sent to the incident.

The fire was later brought under control.

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