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Inverness - Cromarty bus on fire - 2003
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Inverness - Cromarty bus on fire - 2003

The local auxilliary fire brigade bring the inferno under control. See also picture #223 and picture #225.
Picture added on 01 January 2003
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Inverness - Cromarty bus goes on fire - 27-02-03
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Finally, a warm bus.
Added by Alex Davidson on 02 March 2003
I would like to praise the professionalism shown by the local fire brigade led by station officer K Mcfarlane (Pockets).
Added by George Selvester on 02 March 2003
Well done to the local firemen for their swift and quick work - they did an excellent job that night.
The scene that night was really scary.
Added by Elaine on 05 June 2003
I travelled on the bus on the way to Cromarty as far as Avoch and I knew there was something up with it. It kept squealing and stalling. Highland Country's chewing gum probably snapped in the engine and the bus blew up!
Added by Jackie Lip on 26 May 2004
I notice that the Highlands & Islands Fire Brigade admit that the downgrading of the Cromarty auxilliary unit as part of their cost-cutting plans will mean that an extra person will die every 33 years in an incident which local volunteers will not be allowed to attend. Cromarty firefighters duties will be limited to advising locals about fire prevention and assisiting at road traffic accidents and heath fires.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 30 April 2005
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