Two youths detained after Brechin fire

Two fire engines from the Brechin station were sent to tackle the blaze
Two fire engines from the Brechin station were sent to tackle the blaze

TWO FIRE appliances were dispatched to the Co-Operative supermarket in Trinity Road, Brechin, on Monday after a small suspicious fire broke out in the store’s delivery yard.

Two metal containers, which are used to store goods, were ablaze by the time the fire appliances arrived on the scene.

Alight: A fire broke out at Brechin Co-Op

Alight: A fire broke out at Brechin Co-Op

The engines, which had come from the Brechin Fire Station, arrived on the scene after the alarm was raised at 11.09 a.m.

The fire fighters were able to contain the outbreak, and the area was deemed safe at 11.50 a.m.

Police were at the scene of the incident, and two youths were soon apprehended in connection with the incident.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland commented: “Police Scotland, Tayside Division, attended a report of a fire at the Co-Operative store, Brechin at 11 a.m.

Two 12-year-olds have been detained in relation to the incident and inquiries into the matter are continuing.”

A report on the incident will be submitted to the Reporter to the Children’s Panel.

Thankfully, there were no reports of injury and there was no substantial damage to the supermarket as a result of the fire fighters containing the flames.

The supermarket was quick to evacuate customers, and as a results of the fire, it had to remain closed for a short time.

They are now assisting police in their enquiries.

A spokesperson for The Co-operative Food said: “A small fire was started deliberately by two youths in a storage area at the back of our store in Trinity Road, Brechin, at around 11 a.m. on Monday.

“The store was quickly evacuated, and no one was injured.

“The store suffered minor damage, and was closed for a short time. CCTV footage has been given to police, who are investigating, and we would appeal for anyone with information to come forward.”