Fire drama at Newbattle Abbey Business Park

An eyewitness has told how he watched a fire drama unfold at a Dalkeith business park.

The incident on December 8, at around 9.15pm at Newbattle Abbey Business Park, became a ‘chemical incident’ after it was discovered that the blazing roof contained asbestos.

At its height, 29 firefighters and six senior officers attended the incident. Fire crews wore dust masks and had to decontaminate their clothing.

The single-storey unit, used by manufacturing firm K Construction, suffered extensive damage internally and to its roof.

Read full story in the December 15 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.