Fire at County Place, Perth

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 5.02am on Monday, January 2, to reports of a commercial building fire at County Place, Perth.

Operations Control mobilised nine fire appliances and specialist resources to the scene where over 60 firefighters were in attendance.

Jason Sharp is the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Local Senior Officer for Perth, Kinross, Angus and Dundee.

He said: “Firefighters worked hard to rescue a number of casualties from the building and transferred them into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“Tragically, three people were pronounced dead at the scene.

“Our thoughts are very much with the family, friends and the wider community affected at this difficult time.

“Our crews left the scene at 1.47pm after ensuring the area was made safe."  

A joint investigation alongside Police Scotland colleagues is now ongoing.