House fire call-out in Lerwick

THREE fire appliances were called out to a house fire on Lerwick’s North Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The fire took place in the property’s living room and the roof space. There were no injuries.

It was extinguished around 2.30am and an elderly woman from an adjoining property was evacuated from her house as a precaution.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used powerful water jets to extinguish the fire.

“One elderly female was evacuated from a neighbouring property by firefighters – there were no casualties. Crews left the scene at 4.58am after ensuring the area was made safe.”