Fire Service update on Kilbirnie fire 4.30pm 4/4/14
The Fire Service says fire has destroyed the upper floor of
a Kilbirnie storage unit but the ground floor appears to
have escaped with only water and smoke damage.
Firefighters have now begun to attack the fire from
inside the building and expect this to take several hours as
they work their way from unit to unit.
Area Commander Paul Smith says it has been a long and
difficult fire to put out and it has been a hard slog for
the firefighters that were called in from around the city to
"The fire is deep seated and we expect to be
still fighting the fire tomorrow morning. Once it has been
extinguished then a fire investigation will begin to
determine the cause."
Earlier this afternoon a
digger was brought in to pull off part of the roof and a
side wall to cool down the fire and allow firefighters to
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