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Quarff grass fire

Fire crews used a hose reel jet and beaters to extinguish the blaze. Pic. P van Mill

A LERWICK fire crew were called out to extinguish a grass fire that started when a small bonfire got out of control on Sunday afternoon.

Observers reported passing cars having to drive through thick clouds of smoke after strong northerly winds took hold of a burning pile of scrap wood at a house north of Quarff.

The fire brigade sent out a single appliance at 5.30pm and the crew used a hose reel jet and beaters to put out the blaze, which burned 260 square metres of grass and heather. A fence was also damaged.

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