One person has been taken to hospital as crews continue to tackle a fire at an industrial recycling centre in Perth.
Fire crews were called to reports of an explosion at Friarton Bridge Park shortly before 12.39am on Tuesday, and remain in attendance alongside police and the Scottish Ambulance Service.
Six appliances plus specialist resources remain at the scene, where crews are tackling a fire involving approximately 200 tonnes of scrap material.
The ambulance service confirmed they transported a patient to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee following the blaze.
A spokesperson said: “We received a call at 12.44am on Tuesday to attend an incident on Friarton Road in Perth.
“We dispatched two ambulances and our special operations team (SORT) to the scene, with our first resource arriving within seven minutes. We transported one patient to Ninewells Hospital.”
A spokesperson for the fire service urged all residents within the area to “close windows” due to the levels of smoke coming from the blaze.
The statement read: “We were alerted at 12.39am on Tuesday, February 28 to reports of a large fire within an industrial recycling centre at Friarton Bridge Park, Perth.
“Operations Control mobilised six fire appliances plus other specialist resources to the scene, where crews continue to tackle a fire involving approximately 200 tonnes of scrap material.
“Road closures remain in place and we would advise local residents to close windows in their homes due to levels of smoke.”
The blaze has left a section of the M90 at Friarton Bridge closed, and members of the public have been urged to avoid the area.
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