Fire crews called to North-east farm after hay bales blaze

Emergency crews are currently in attendance at a North-east farm where more than 700 hay bales are on fire.

Police and fire crews were called earlier today at 4.16pm after reports of hay bales on fire within a farm building in the Garvock area of Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire.

A total of 16 firefighters remain on the scene as they attempt to tackle the major blaze.

Three appliances, two from Montrose and one from Laurencekirk, along with a water bowser from Stonehaven are still at the scene.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We were called by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at 4.35pm today after reports of a fire within a farm building.

“Inquiries are still at an early stage.”