Fire at Lafarge Tarmac works in Dunbar

The fire has broken out at the cement works. File picture
The fire has broken out at the cement works. File picture
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Crews have been called out to tackle an ongoing fire at the Lafarge Tarmac works in Dunbar.

A full evacuation of the premises has been carried out and crews are now treating the blaze as a chemical incident due to the presence of diesel on site.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said four fire engines and an incident support unit were on scene trying to bring the flames under control.

She added: “We received a call to say that there was a fire at the cement kiln at 10.51am and we sent appliances along to attend.

“There was diesel involved and so we upgraded it to a chemical incident.”

Florin Stoiean, Plant Manager at Lafarge Tarmac in Dunbar said: “A small fire occurred at around 11:00am today within the kiln house at Dunbar plant.

“We acted promptly to alert the fire services, and the fire was quickly extinguished.

“No-one was hurt, and there is no issue with emissions.

“As a precaution, we have alerted SEPA, and will support them with any questions they have, as well as conducting our own investigations.”