Blaze in airport freight shed

Firefighters were called to Sumburgh Airport this afternoon after a report of a freight shed on fire.

The alarm was raised at 12.41pm, and fire appliances from Sumburgh and Sandwick were called to the scene. Firefighters are using breathing apparatus while damping down the fire.

Departures have been delayed slightly – the 12.45pm flight to Glasgow was delayed to 1.30pm, and the 1.30pm Aberdeen flight was delayed to 1.45pm.


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