Investigation after blaze in Brechin block of flats

AN investigation is underway following a fire sat a block of flats in Brechin which had firefighters working all day long.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at Bog Road, Brechin, shortly after 9 am on Friday.

At its height some 30 firefighters from Brechin, Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath were involved, with a command support module from Dundee also in attendance.

The fire was eventually extinguished in the afternoon, but firefighters remained on site until after 5 pm to dampen down and returned again at 9 pm with thermal imaging cameras to identify hot-spots.

As fireman tackled the blaze, police blocked off the junction of Bog Road and Park Road, and the access to the rear at Commerce Street.

It is thought the fire took hold in the roof space of the three-storey building.

No one was in the flat at the time and near-neighbours were evacuated, with the result no one was injured.

An investigative team will now probe the exact cause of the fire.