Environmental incidents: SEISS reports (fire)

05 May 2020

Article: 54/1809

The Scottish Environmental Incident Surveillance System (SEISS) recorded the following incident in the past week: 

  • On 27 April 2020, BBC News reported that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) attended a fire which took hold in reed beds on the River Tay between Dundee and Perth. Large plumes of smoke were reported rising from the river bank near the village of Errol for most of the day on 27 April. Police asked people to remain indoors and to keep their windows closed while the smoke travelled. It is believed the fire started at approximately 11.30am and quickly spread along the riverbank. The Tay reed beds are an important home for wildlife, including marsh harriers, water rails and bearded tits.

More detailed information can be found on the SEISS website.