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Man (68) arrested following Inverness flat fire

By Neil MacPhail

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The scene at the Kenneth Buildings, flat fire in Inverness
The scene at the Kenneth Buildings, flat fire in Inverness

Police and fire service inquires following the fire that forced residents to flee a council flat block on Tuesday have led to a man being arrested and later released.

The Tuesday morning incident at Kenneth Buildings off Kenneth Street was in a ground floor flat, with firefighters having to tackle the incident using breathing apparatus and hose reel jets.

No one was injured.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said this afternoon (Thurs June 15) : "Around 10am on Tuesday, 13 June, 2023, we received a report of a fire at Kenneth Street, Inverness.

“Officers attended and assisted the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

“A 68-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and released pending further inquiries.

“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the fire.”

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