Building destroyed following fire at Dunipace quarry

Members of the Trossachs Search and Rescue team search the ruins of the electrical sub-station at the Boards Quarry near Dunipace. Picture: Andrew Fenton
Members of the Trossachs Search and Rescue team search the ruins of the electrical sub-station at the Boards Quarry near Dunipace. Picture: Andrew Fenton
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Emergency services were called to a quarry in the early hours of Monday morning following reports of an explosion.

The incident took place at around 5.50 a.m. at the Boards Quarry, which lies to the north-west of Dunipace.

An electrical sub-station was found to be partially collapsed.

Although no one was thought to be inside the building at the time of the explosion, the urban search and rescue crew from the Trossachs Search and Rescue Team was called out to examine the remains of the building.

Joe Andrews, of the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, said: “Due to the extensive damage to the property and the significant dangers from high voltage power lines emergency teams worked closely with Scottish power, Police Scotland and Scottish Ambulance SORT teams to ensure a comprehensive search of the building was achieved.

“No persons were found to be contained with-in the premise, the cause of the fire is being investigated.”

The Boards Quarry is owned and operated by Tarmac.