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Boat on fire at the Caley Marina


By SPP Reporter


Fire fighters looking for hot spots and dampening down the boat
Fire fighters looking for hot spots and dampening down the boat

TWO men were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation after the cabin area of a dry docked boat caught fire at the Caley Marina in Inverness.

Fire fighters extinguished the fire which started on the 82ft vessel at 12.30pm.

The boat was undergoing maintenance at the time of the incident.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service group manager John MacDonald, who was at the scene, said it was only a small fire.

He said: "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 hose-reel jets and two main jets."

He said crews 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.



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