40 firefighters tackle farm blaze in Aberdeenshire

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to the incident at Blackpots Farm (Stock photo)
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to the incident at Blackpots Farm (Stock photo)

Around 40 firefighters from across the North-east of Scotland have tackled a blaze in farm buildings in Aberdeenshire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to the incident at Blackpots Farm, near Auchnagatt, shortly after 7pm on Sunday night (30 April).

Firefighters were originally called to deal with what was believed to be a shed fire but found several agricultural buildings ablaze, including one that was filled with straw – which took crews around five hours to bring under control.

White smoke could be seen billowing into the sky for miles around in the countryside as the fire raged.



In total eight appliances from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene – including one from Stonehaven, more than 40 miles away from the incident at the farm.

A welfare unit was also sent to the scene later in the evening to assist firefighters dealing with the blaze.



It is understood that no evacuations were carried out by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and crews used hose reel jets to tackle the flames.