Washing machine on fire
Fire engines from Lerwick and Scalloway were called to attend a fire in Brae when insufficient crew numbers prevented a response from the local brigade.
The units from Lerwick and Scalloway arrived at the house in Gossaford, Brae, half-an-hour after the emergency call was received by the fire service at 3.12pm yesterday. The fire, which was confined to a washing machine, was out by the time firemen arrived.
According to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service the Brae crew were “off run” at the time, which means it had insufficient numbers to attend the incident.