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Emergency services / Man rescued from house fire in Lerwick

A MAN was rescued from a house fire in the Hill Grind area of Lerwick on Thursday night.

The fire service said the man was given oxygen therapy before being handed into the care of paramedics.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 10.17pm on Thursday, October 8 to reports of a dwelling fire at Hill Grind, Lerwick.

“Operations control mobilised three appliances to the scene, where crews rescued one male casualty from the two-storey property.

“He was given oxygen therapy before being handed into the care of paramedics.

“Firefighters worked to make the area safe before leaving the scene.”

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