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Firefighters work overnight to tackle Burghead Maltings blaze

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Firefighters have spent more than 12 hours tackling a blaze at a Moray maltings plant.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Burghead Maltings at about 17:10 on Tuesday.

At the height of the incident, about 24 firefighters were tackling the blaze.

Three fire engines were still at the scene on Wednesday morning. There were no reports of any injuries.

Pumps from Elgin, Lossiemouth, Fochabers and Forres were joined by an aerial rescue platform from Inverness.

Scottish Fire and Rescue group manager David Meldrum said: "The crews worked tirelessly through the night in what continues to be a very protracted incident."

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