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Weather: Risk of heavy rain

A warning of heavy rain will come into force at 4pm this afternoon and last until midnight

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Please be aware that heavy rain this evening is likely to cause hazardous driving conditions, first in parts of southern Scotland and then across northwest England.

The conditions may also impact outdoor activities.



Crews tackle large farm fire in Ancrum, Scottish Borders

Fire crews have been tackling a large farm fire through the night in the Scottish Borders.

Emergency services were called to West Mains Farm in Ancrum near Jedburgh at half past eight on Wednesday evening.

Several farm buildings were alight covering an area of 50 metres by 50 metres. The buildings contained farm machinery and bales of hay.

Video credit: Neil MacLennan

The presence of acetylene cylinders as well as large quantities of fertiliser and diesel saw specialist vehicles and officers sent to deal with incidents involving potentially hazardous materials.

At the height of the incident seven fire engines were on scene along with specialist SFRS command and environmental protection units.

While working to bring the flames under control firefighters also used high pressure jets to cool the diesel stores and acetylene cylinders, with a thermal imaging camera used to monitor the items’ temperature.

A scientific adviser provided specialist guidance regarding the effect of heat on the fertiliser and firefighters requested engineers isolate power to nearby high voltage cables.

Nobody is thought to be injured.

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