Spate of fires hit derelict Aberdeen factory

Spate of fires hit derelict Aberdeen factory

Fire crews have been tackling a spate of fires at a disused factory in Aberdeen, it has been reported.

BBC News has revealed that firefighters were called to the derelict Broadford Works facility in the city yesterday lunchtime (June 14th).

Fire safety officers had to tackle three separate blazes, which the fire brigade believe were started deliberately.

After dealing with those fires, they were then alerted to another blaze in a lift shaft at about 3.30pm

It follows a fire at the former Richards textile mill site, which is home to more than 100 buildings, earlier this week.

A ‘suitable and sufficient’ fire risk assessment must be conducted on all commercial properties in Scotland under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.

If this fire risk assessment is judged to have not been carried out to a suitable extent, the Duty Holder for the establishment can face up to two years in prison or an unlimited fine.

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