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Properties evacuated after fire breaks out in Kelso

The fire started on Spylaw Road in Kelso. Credit: Andy Brecken

Emergency services are at the scene of a fire on an industrial estate in Kelso.

Firefighters were called to reports of a blaze at a car garage on Spylaw Road in the Borders town.

Large plumes of black smoke can been seen billowing out of the property, and neighbouring businesses have been evacuated.

Fire crews from Kelso, Coldstream, Jedburgh, Galashiels and Hawick were among the first on the scene.

The public is being urged to avoid the area.

A statement has been released by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service: "We are currently in attendance at a fire within a commercial premises on Spylaw Road, Kelso.

"Six appliances have been mobilised to the scene, where crews are tackling the fire involving a volume of cars within a garage building. Nearby properties are also being evacuated."

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