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THE inferno at Bridgehaugh dyeworks led to the closure yesterday of the nearby Scottish Borders Housing Association headquarters at Whinfield Road.

“There was no damage to our building, but the smoke fumes were pretty acrid and the decision was made not to open for safety reasons,” said SBHA’s Catherine Beattie.

“We had contingengcy plans and staff were able to work at other offices,” she added.