Tayside and Central Scotland

Fire at BP Bo'ness fuel storage plant

BP plant
Image caption The fire broke out at the BP plant in Bo'ness

More than 30 firefighters have attended a blaze at the BP oil plant in Bo'ness.

The fire, in a tank storing residual oil from the Forties Pipeline, was reported at 0855 GMT.

Firefighters from Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service and a separate unit that are permanently stationed at the plant were on site for more than an hour.

No-one was hurt in the incident and the site's owners said the fire had not affected the plant's operations.

A spokesman for Central Scotland Police said: "The fire caused a fairly large plume of smoke.

"I can reassure the community that this was a minor incident which has now been brought under control."

The BP plant sits alongside the giant Ineos oil refinery in Grangemouth.

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