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Boat fire at Caley Marina


By Jenna Conti


Firefighters are currently tackling a blaze at the Caley Marina. Photo by Dave Edes.
Firefighters are currently tackling a blaze at the Caley Marina. Photo by Dave Edes.

TWO men were treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at Caley Marina in Inverness after a boat caught fire.

A 25metre boat was undergoing maintenance at the time of the incident at 12.30pm on Wednesday.

Three Scottish Fire and Rescue appliances from Inverness attended and two men were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

Group Manager John MacDonald was at the scene and said: “This was a small fire within the cabin of a boat which was dry docked at the Caley Marina in Inverness.

“On arrival fire crews were faced with a developing fire. The Incident Commander immediately committed two breathing apparatus teams to locate and extinguish the fire.

“Firefighters in breathing apparatus extinguished the blaze within 15 minutes using two hosereel jets and two main jets.”

He added: “Crews remained on scene for a period of time afterwards conducting damping down operations and making the scene safe.

“We worked closely with Police Scotland to control the scene and liaised with colleagues from SEPA to minimise water run-off and damage to the environment, given the close proximity to the canal.”

The cause of the fire is not known.



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