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UPDATE: Power cut off locally to help tackle fire in Inverness neighbourhood

By Philip Murray

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The scene of the fire on Thursday morning.
The scene of the fire on Thursday morning.

Police have advised residents living in part of Dalneigh that their power has been temporarily cut off to help firefighters tackle a blaze in St Valery Avenue.

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The fire broke out on Thursday morning shortly before 6am.

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The occupants were all safely evacuated prior to firefighters arriving on the scene, and three crews from Inverness and one from Drumnadrochit were involved in tackling the blaze.

Police have now advised residents living in St Valery Street and neighbouring Bruce Gardens that their electricity supplies have been temporarily cut to assist in tackling the blaze.

At the time of writing, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' Powertrack map was confirming the outage, and the area covered by it. There is some uncertainty as to when the power may be restored. SSEN's website was advising that the power was expected to be restored by 11am, although this time could slip depending on the active incident, and police were actively stating that the time electricity supplies will be reconnected "isn't currently known".

"There will be a power outage for residents on the street and Bruce Gardens to allow the fire service to deal with the incident," said police.

The area affected by the power cut, according to SSEN. Picture; SSEN Powetrack.
The area affected by the power cut, according to SSEN. Picture; SSEN Powetrack.

"Officers are checking on residents in the area but we would urge people to be aware. It isn’t currently known how long the power will be out for."

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