Arnold Clarke Fire Aberdeen (Dec 22nd 2015) A TYRE FIRE!

TYRE FIRE

One person was taken to hospital, while five others were treated at the scene. (6!)

The fire also destroyed a number of cars which had been left at the building to be serviced and repaired.

The total bill to repair all the damage is expected to run into tens of thousands of pounds.

The blaze was discovered shortly after 5am yesterday.

Police, the fire and rescue service and ambulances all went to the scene.

Twelve fire brigade appliances – including a height vehicle, an incident support vehicle, a water carrier and command unit – from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire responded to the emergency.

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Fire crews are dealing with the blaze at Arnold Clark in Aberdeen

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The aftermath of the Arnold Clark garage fire
An incident response base was set up in the car park of Topps Tiles, in Wellington Trade Park.

At the height of the blaze, 50 firefighters battled to bring it under control as it burned through the garage before reaching oil tankers and flammable gas cannisters.

Crews were forced to leave the building and fight the fire from outside.

Police closed Girdleness Road between Old Church Road and Wellington Road, forcing commuters to seek alternative routes.

The road did not reopen until around 11.30am.

Shocked residents were woken up by police officers knocking on their doors and telling them they had to leave their homes.

About 80 people from properties in Girdleness Road, Girdleness Terrace and Kirkhill Road were all led out of their homes and taken to the nearby Balnagask Community Centre.

Rosie Shirran was one of those evacuated from Kirkhill Road, which backs on to the site, along with her husband, son, and nephew.

She said: “All you could see was black smoke at first and then, when we came out of the house we saw the flames.

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Fire crews dealing with the blaze at Arnold Clark in Aberdeen

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The aftermath of the Arnold Clark garage fire

“It was quite scary – I’ve never seen anything like it before.”

Angela Cheyne was evacuated from her home on Girdleness Terrace and spent the morning in the community centre.

She added: “There were people coughing because they had asthma and had inhaled all the smoke.”

Residents had to stay in the centre for several hours before they were allowed to return home.

But they were supported by the emergency services as well as Aberdeen City Council and the British Red Cross.

Fire crews were at the scene for much of the afternoon after getting the blaze under control around 9.20am.

David Rout, senior officer, was in charge of the operation and said one person was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary suffering from smoke inhalation, while five others were treated at the scene.

He said: “I would like to thank the public for their co-operation and response to public safety messages.

“We realise the inconvenience caused, but their safety is of paramount importance to us.

“This was a serious fire, we have managed to save the office accommodation, but otherwise the remainder of the building has been completely destroyed.”

Arnold Clark said it was still trying to assess the total cost of the damage.

The firm is the biggest independently-owned family-run car dealership in Scotland.

It has several branches in Aberdeen.

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The aftermath of the Arnold Clark garage fire

Found here….

 

Over 30 firefighters tackling serious blaze ripping through Aberdeen car garage

22 December 2015 by Andrew Clark

Fire crews dealing with the blaze at Arnold Clark in Aberdeen
Fire crews dealing with the blaze at Arnold Clark in Aberdeen

Emergency Services are currently at the scene of a “well alight” fire in Aberdeen.

Fire and police crews were called to the blaze at a Arnold Clark on Girdleness Road in the Torry area of the city at around 5am.

35 firefighters are currently at the scene tackling the fire.

Fire crews are dealing with the blaze at Arnold Clark in Aberdeen

Residents have been evacuated from a  number of homes  on Girdleness Road, which are in close proximity to the incident due to the severity of smoke and to ensure public safety.

 

The local community centre on Balnagask Road has been opened as a rest centre for those being evacuated.

Girdleness Road is currently closed between Wellington Road and Old Church Road.

Fire crews are dealing with the blaze at Arnold Clark in Aberdeen

Fire crews are dealing with the blaze at Arnold Clark in Aberdeen

Fire crews are dealing with the blaze at Arnold Clark in Aberdeen

A spokeswoman for Arnold Clark said: “We are aware of the fire in Girdleness Road and will issue a full statement as soon as we can. We are working on as solution to ensure customers and the local community are disrupted as little as possible.”

 

 

 

 

Wish they’d make up their mind! How many Firefighters were there? 50? 30? 35?

 

 

FIRE? NORTH SCOTLAND?
22ND DEC 2015?

Hmmmm,
Where have I heard that before?

Ooooh ooh oooh!!

That reminds me..

TYRE!!

I’ll get back 2 u on that ASAP!

 

W i l d C a t

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