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16 September 2019 16:01

The fire service alerted the police after being called to the scene themselves.

perthshire

A blaze at a rural farm on Sunday night has left one of its buildings severely damaged. Dozens of firefighters tackled the fire throughout the night at Mains of Panholes, near Blackford, after being called at around 8pm. Please enable Javascript to view this gallery Emergency services were battling to contain the blaze to a large agricultural shed. On Monday morning, the extent of the damage became clearer, with heavy smoke still rising from the destroyed shed. A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said a pair of appliances remained at the scene long after the fire was extinguished and crews had also spent time removing straw from the building and damping down.

VIDEO: Firefighters still on the scene after blaze causes severe damage at Perthshire farm

The shed contained 1,500 bales of straw or hay, 300 tonnes of grain and farm equipment, when the fire broke out. Portable pumps were used by firefighters to divert water from a nearby river in efforts to tackle the blaze. The fire service alerted the police after being called to the scene themselves. Police are still to confirm if they will be investigating the fire any further.