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Feed Mill Fire under Investigation

by 5m Editor
18 July 2011, at 8:07am

SCOTLAND - A fire has destroyed much of ABN's feed mill at Cupar.

A probe into what caused a major fire at an animal feed mill in Fife is set to continue for some days to come, reports The Courier.

Residents living on the outskirts of Cupar were put on high alert on Friday evening (15 July) as the massive blaze at the ABN Mill to the south-west of the town continued, although firefighters were able to bring the incident to a safe conclusion without the need to evacuate nearby homes.

With the fire brought under control, crews remained at the scene throughout Saturday to damp down the affected parts of the building and ensure the area was safe as investigators began the arduous task of examining how the blaze started and how it spread so quickly.

The fire and rescue service said crews finished up at the site on Saturday afternoon and confirmed the cause was still "under investigation", adding it could take several days before any outcome is known.

Sixty firefighters from across Fife were at the scene at the height of the incident, with 10 pumping appliances, additional specialist height and emergency support units and a decontamination unit all called in to contain the fire.

The initial call to the Damside pig and poultry feed mill just off the A914 Cupar road was received by the fire service at 10:42 and sparked a lengthy, well coordinated operation by emergency services who battled to ensure the public's safety at all times.

Nobody was injured in the fire and all of the staff working at the mill have been accounted for, according to The Courier.