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Jon Brady

Fire crews battle to quell huge gas cylinder barn blaze in rural Scots village

Fire crews spent nearly six hours tackling a dramatic blaze that broke out in a barn containing gas cylinders in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Three appliances were deployed to the "well-alight" bonfire at the structure in Faichem, Invergarry, south-west of Fort Augustus in the Highlands, shortly before 5am on Saturday February 4.

According to the fire crews on the scene, the barn was storing gas cylinders at the time the blaze broke out. No details on a cause were provided, but no injuries were reported.

Three fire engines were deployed to fight the fire (Fort Augustus Fire Station)

Crews from Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit and Foyers fire stations used hose reel jets to tackle the blaze and dampen down the smouldering remains.

Images shared by the Fort Augustus fire station on social media showed sprays of water being directed at the burning barn, and the fire engines parked on the scene.

The station said in its post: "Crews were paged at 4.54am, along with crews from Drumnadrochit and Foyers, to a large barn fire that was well alight, containing gas cylinders at Faichem, Invergarry." Crews remained on the site until approximately 10.45am.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We received a call to attend a fire at Faichem, Invergarry at 4.55am on Saturday February 4. We had three pumps in attendance following reports of a fire in a barn. The stop message came in at 10.45am. No casualties were reported."

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