Fire crews tackle Duns company blaze

Fire crews are attending a blaze at John Thorburn and Sons in Station Road, Duns.

Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 4:40 pm
Blaze at John Thorburn and Son in Station Road, Duns, on Thursday, July 22. Photograph: Willow Charlton.

At the scene, police are asking people to stay away due to concerns there may be asbestos present.

A spokesperson for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 2.45pm this afternoon to reports issuing from a commercial building in Station Road Duns.

"Operations control mobilised six appliances as well as a height vehicle to the scene where the fire is affecting two buildings.

"There are no reported casualties at this time.”

John Thorburn and Sons is a manufacturer of steel-framed buildings and a crane hire company.