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Fire ripped through an industrial unit in Oban this lunchtime.
The front of the Build Base building next to Aldi on Lynn Road has been badly damaged, with a window also missing.
A charred set of extensively burned pallets had to be moved away from the face of the unit.
Several Calor gas canisters in a cage could also be seen but it is not clear at this stage whether they contained anything.
The Oban watch commander referred inquiries to the press office of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
A spokesperson said: ‘We were alerted at 11.09am to reports of a fire at business premises. Operations Control mobilised two appliances and a height vehicle to the scene where crews are currently working to extinguish a fire outside the single-storey building.’
Three fire appliances and a fire jeep were in attendance from around midday with water supplies tapped.
A pair of firefighters were hoisted on a cherry picker to hose down the charred face of the building, with a burning smell clearly present.
Build Base provides supplies for the building and timber trade and the public.
It had reopened under social distancing measures.