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Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 29 – Powers of authorised employees in relation to investigating fires

48.This section allows an authorised employee of a relevant authority to enter premises where a fire has occurred (including land and premises on which there is a vehicle in which there has been a fire (such as a garage)) in order to investigate the cause and progression of the fire that has occurred there, and grants that officer powers, including the power to take samples.

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