24th September 2018
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Fire in gas plant container

Fire engines went to a fire in a shipping container at Shetland Gas Plant near Mossbank last night to find the blaze had been put out before they arrived.

Appliances from Brae, Bixter and Hillswick were called out at 21.59pm after a transformer in the container caught fire. By the time the first engine arrived at 22.19 the fire had been extinguished. Two sets of breathing apparatus and and a powder extinguisher were nonetheless deployed as the scene was checked by firemen.

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Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as an employed and freelance reporter and editor for a variety of print and broadcast media outlets and as as a freelance photographer and film maker/cameraman. In addition to journalism, I have experience in construction, oil analysis, aquaculture, fisheries, the health service and oral history.

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