Firefighters battle Falkirk industrial estate blaze

Firefighters tackle blaze in Falkirk. Picture: John Develin

Firefighters tackle blaze in Falkirk. Picture: John Develin

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DOZENS of firefighters spent five hours battling a blaze involving gas cylinders at an industrial estate.

The alarm was raised shortly after midnight and two crews were sent to Bankside Industrial Estate in Falkirk.

An industrial unit, containing acetylene gas cylinders, was ablaze.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said further crews were required due to the severity of Monday’s incident.

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He added: “Further crews from Denny, Bo’ness, Falkirk and Liberton attended, followed by relief crews from Crewe Toll, Stirling and Alloa due to the protracted nature of the incident.”

A total of 35 firefighters were involved and the fire was put out and site made safe by 5am.

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