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Concern over lack of Oban firemen

A VITAL piece of equipment had to be brought from Clydebank – a round trip of 170 miles – to attend an emergency in Oban, while the same piece of kit lay a mile along the road unused, writ es Louise Glen.

Concerns about the length of time it took for a high ladder platform to reach the scene of a fire in Oban were blamed on a lack of staff at Oban Community Fire Station, a spokeswoman has said.

A fire on Oban’s George Street on June 6 saw a road closed while flats above Nories were made safe. Police and firefighters were on scene quickly to rescue people from more than nine homes in the building over three floors. But an Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) took more than two hours to get to George Street.

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