Investigation Launched Into Laundry Fire – Dumfries

A JOINT fire investigation will take place today at the scene of a serious fire overnight in Dumfries.

Shortly before 4.00 AM today, Wednesday 1 March 2017 a fire was discovered in a number of laundry cages in the yard of the Shortridges Laundry on the Irongray Industrial Estate, Dumfries. The fire was attended to by the Fire and Rescue Service and was eventually extinguished. The laundry units and cages were damaged as was part of the fabric of the actual building.

Sergeant Amy Ritchie at Dumfries said “we are currently carrying out enquiries into the cause of this serious fire and a joint investigation will take place today between the Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland. We want to hear from anyone who may have been in the Irongray Industrial Estate through the night if they saw or heard anything suspicious. No-one was injured in this incident however the damage is extensive.” Anyone with any information is asked to call the Police at Dumfries on 101.”


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