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CFA statement: Incident at Balmoral
CFA can confirm a fire that broke out at Balmoral (west of Hamilton) yesterday at approximately 3pm was accidentally caused by a CFA member conducting a fuel flammability demonstration.
It was brought under control in the early evening by ground crews and several aircraft.
There was no significant property damage and no injuries sustained as a result.
CFA has actioned an investigation that will be conducted with the aim of understanding the factors that contributed to the ignition.
This is in addition to a traditional fire investigation.
Both investigations will commence today.
The investigation team will report back to the Deputy Chief Officer.
Appropriate support will be provided throughout this process for all involved.