Firefighters have spent hours tackling a major blaze at a Tayside farm.
Twelve appliances were sent to Rosemount Farm, near Blairgowrie, at 10am after a building went up in flames.
Crews found the structure “well alight” on arrival.
Nobody was injured in the incident, which sent a huge plume of thick, black smoke into the skies above Blairgowrie.
— Angus Forbes (@cllrangusforbes) July 18, 2020
Firefighters brought the blaze under control by early afternoon and were scaling back their response from 1pm.
However a fire and rescue spokeswoman said crews will remain on the scene “for some time”.
A height vehicle is currently dousing the smouldering building.
The fire and rescue spokeswoman added: “We were alerted at 10.04am on Saturday, July 18 to reports of a large fire at a farm building near Parkhead Road, Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross.
“Operations control mobilised 12 appliances including support units to the scene and firefighters are working to extinguish the well-developed fire.
“There are no reported casualties.
“Crews will remain in attendance for some time.”
The blaze is said to have covered an area 50m x 50m-wide.
Police closed off a number of neighbouring roads as firefighters dealt with the incident.
Photos and footage of the fire at Rosemount Farm posted to social media by locals showed a well-developed blaze.
— Corrie Watson (@corrielein) July 18, 2020
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A police spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland, along with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are currently in attendance at a fire in Parkhead Road in Blairgowrie.
“There are road closures at Welton Road and Coupar Angus Road.”
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