Galashiels road closed following reports of car fire

A MAIN road in Galashiels was closed to motorists this morning following reports of a car on fire.

Outside the local fire station on Abbotsford Road a car was reportedly on fire after 10.20am.

Diversions were put in place on the A7 as one crew was called to tackled the blaze.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 10.21am on Thursday, December 13, to reports of a fire affecting a vehicle outside Galashiels Fire Station, Abbotsford Road, Galashiels.

“Operations control immediately mobilised a fire engine and firefighters extinguished the fire.

“Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe.”

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