Scottish garage destroyed in 'unexplained' fire
15 Aug 2012Police are carrying out door-to-door enquiries as part of their investigation into a fire that destroyed a car maintenance garage in Aberdeen on Sunday August 12th.
The blaze broke out at Gordon's Garage on Pittodrie Place around 3.50am and more than 40 firefighters were called to the scene.
Inspector Christine Gordon from Grampian Police said the fire was "substantial" and has caused "extensive" damage both to the building itself and the vehicles inside.
"While it is still very early, it is estimated that the value of the damage will likely amount to a six figure sum of money," she remarked.
Police and fire authorities are treating the incident as unexplained at this point and have launched a joint investigation to determine the cause.
A 'suitable and sufficient' fire risk assessment must be conducted on all commercial properties in Scotland under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.
If this assessment is deemed to have been carried out to an insufficient extent, the Duty Holder for the establishment can face an unlimited fine or up to two years in prison.