Boy charged after large fire in Carradale

Firefighters battled into the early hours of Saturday morning to get the blaze fully extinguished.
Firefighters battled into the early hours of Saturday morning to get the blaze fully extinguished.

Want to read more?

We value our content and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Already a subscriber?

 

Problems logging in and require
technical support? Click here
Subscribe Now

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with ‘wilful fire-raising’ after a large blaze at a storage yard at Carradale Harbour.

As the fire took hold last Friday night, large plumes of black smoke could be seen from a considerable distance.

Firefighters battled into the early hours of Saturday morning to get the blaze fully under control.

Large plumes of black smoke could be seen from a considerable distance as the fire took hold near Carradale Harbour.
Large plumes of black smoke could be seen from a considerable distance as the fire took hold near Carradale Harbour.

Campbeltown Fire Station watch commander Ronnie Souden said crews from Carradale, Campbeltown and Tarbert were mobilised at 9.13pm to reports of a building fire; en route, they received repeat calls to the incident.

Carradale was the first appliance in attendance at 9.21pm, with the Campbeltown crew arriving at 9.49pm.

On finding a large area of storage yard ablaze, crews quickly used jets of water on the fire and remained in attendance for between four and five hours until all hotspots were extinguished.

Although bystanders had concerns for the safety of nearby houses and boats, no surrounding properties were affected by the fire and no one was injured.

The fire was reported to police at around 10pm on Friday.

Wilful fire-raising is a Scots law offence which applies to deliberately starting fires with intent to cause damage to property.

The 15-year-old boy charged with the offence in relation to this incident will be reported to the Children’s Reporter.

On-call fire stations, including those which attended this incident, are currently recruiting for personnel.

Anyone interested in joining Campbeltown Fire Station’s crew can contact the station via social media, visit the station on Tuesday evenings or ask any local crew members for more information.