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Fire crews tackle Gretna farm blaze

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have been called out to a farm fire in Gretna.

Fire crews from Gretna, Annan and Longtown attended the blaze at 4:05am this morning. They were faced with a developing fire within an industrial farm building. The Incident Commander immediately assessed the situation and due to the size of the blaze requested additional resources; resulting in two other fire appliances being mobilised to the scene from Annan and Langholm Community Fire Stations.

Fire-fighters, wearing breathing apparatus sets, are still continuing to tackle the blaze using a number of main firefighting water jets, capable of projecting water a considerable distance.

Fire and rescue service crews are working alongside colleagues from Police Scotland to bring the situation to a safe conclusion and it is estimated they will remain in attendance for some considerable time.

Woman found with serious burn injuries in Selkirk

Police close Hillside Terrace in Selkirk Credit: ITV Border News

A woman has been taken to hospital with serious burn injuries after being found in Selkirk this morning.

Police Scotland closed the A7 for an hour to allow access for emergency vehicles.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in the Scottish Borders responded to an incident in Selkirk at around 7.20am on Wednesday 18th March where a woman was found with serious burn injuries in Hillside Terrace.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Scottish Ambulance Service were also in attendance and the woman was taken to Borders General Hospital where she is currently in a critical condition.

Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this matter are ongoing".


Farmhouse fire in Dumfries and Galloway

The farmhouse where the fire occurred last night Credit: ITV Border

Firefighters rescued two pet dogs and saved a farmhouse from being engulfed by flames in Dumfries and Galloway last night.

A man and a girl suffering from the effects of smoke were also treated with oxygen therapy at the scene, before being taken to hospital for precautionary check-ups.

Crews from Annan were sent to the incident in Kirtlebridge in response to a 999 call that was made shortly before 8:30pm.

Fatal fire in Dumfries and Galloway

The fire was extinguished by the Fire and Rescue Service Credit: PA

An 89-year-old woman has died, after a fire at a house in Dumfries and Galloway.

The fire was discovered at around 7:30pm on Monday, 26 January, at the House on St John's Place, in Sorbie, Newton Stewart.

The fire happened in Sorbie. Credit: ITV Border
The fire happened in Sorbie. Credit: ITV Border

Neighbours removed the woman from the house, but she died at the scene.

The fire and rescue service and Police Scotland are currently investigating the cause of the fire.


Men rescued from overturned car in Dumfries

Two men have been cut from an overturned car in Dumfries and Galloway by firefighters.

The accident happened on the evening of Sunday 7 December, on the M74 between J18 Lockerbie South and J19 Ecclefechan.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews from Annan and Lockerbie were called into action by Police Scotland.

They used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the two men, who were trapped inside a car lying on its roof.

“The vehicle was lying on its roof at the bottom of an embankment and firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the men.

“We were working closely with paramedics throughout the operation and after the casualties were released they were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for a precautionary check.”

– Watch Manager John Irvine, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Borders farm blaze destroys 1,000 hay bales

Seven fire crews spent several hours tackling a major farm blaze in the Borders which destroyed 1,000 bales of hay.

They were called out to Cairncross Farm near Eyemouth, Berwickshire, at around 2.15am where a barn was well alight.

The operation was made more difficult by the fact that the shed contained asbestos. However the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service managed to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings where agricultural fertiliser is stored.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Firefighters work through the night at house fire

Firefighters who have worked through the night to control a house fire in Dumfries and Galloway are still at the scene.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called out to an unoccupied house at Twynholm in Kirkcudbright at 5:15pm, yesterday, Thursday 22 May.

It took a total of five teams to control the blaze. Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse fire stations were the first to respond but needed additional help from Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie and Dalmellington in East Ayrshire.

There are no reports of casualties.

Two cut free from car

Two people had to be cut free from their car after an accident in Dumfries and Galloway.

Firefighters were called to a collision involving two vehicles at 23.23 last night (April 19) on the A701 at Moffat.

They were at the scene for half an hour as they released two people from one of the cars.

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