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Firefighters tackle large woodchip blaze in Invergordon

Balcas Timber premises in Invergordon Image copyright Google
Image caption The fire broke out at the Balcas Timber premises in Invergordon

Firefighters have been tackling a large blaze involving thousands of tonnes of wood chippings at an industrial park in Easter Ross.

The blaze started just after 09:00 at the Balcas Timber biomass plant in Cromarty Firth Industrial Park, Invergordon.

Five appliances were sent to the scene, which involved 7,000 tonnes of woodchip.

Crews were still dealing with hotspots in the afternoon.

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