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Fire crews tackle warehouse blaze in Irvine

Category: Scotland

Published: 11th Aug 2010 21:18:11

About 60 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a disused warehouse in Ayrshire.

The fire began at the two-story factory unit at North Newmoor industrial estate, Irvine, at about 1600 BST.

No-one has been hurt, although neighbouring factory units were evacuated and nearby roads closed due to heavy smoke.

The cause of the fire will be investigated by Strathclyde Fire and Rescue and Strathclyde Police.

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