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Tayside firefighters tackle Angus farm straw shed fire

Ingliston farm
Image caption At its height about 35 firefighters fought the blaze at Ingliston farm near Glamis

Firefighters are remaining at the site of a blaze at a farm in Angus to ensure it has been completely extinguished.

Officers from Tayside Fire and Rescue were alerted to the storage shed fire at Ingliston Farm near Glamis about 01:15 on Thursday.

On arrival fire crews discovered a large storage shed in flames with the straw bales fully alight.

Approximately 35 firefighters battled the flames which have been brought under control.

At the height of the fire five engines from Alyth, Kirriemuir and Forfar, an aerial appliance and command support unit from Dundee were in attendance.

Fertiliser threat

Officers said the incident was complicated due to the threat of fertilizers becoming involved, however crews managed to prevent the fire reaching the chemicals avoiding the threat of a more serious situation arising.

Fire crews are to remain on scene to damp down the site and ensure all hot spots have been fully extinguished.

Tayside Fire and Rescue said the cause of the fire is currently unknown, but a full fire investigation will be carried with the relevant partner agencies in due course.

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