14th November 2018
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Truck destroyed in blaze

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A Scottish Water truck was destroyed by fire just after midday today.

Firefighters from Lerwick were called to the blaze at Quarff at 12.01pm, and two appliances attended. They used hosereel jets and two sets of breathing apparatus to control the fire, which was reported as having destroyed the truck’s cab. No-one was injured.

Scottish Water said the driver noticed flames to the rear of the driver’s cabin and immediately stopped the vehicle and called the fire brigade.

“The fire service swiftly attended and put the fire out by 1222hrs. We want to apologise to any road users impacted upon by this incident and we extend our thanks to the local fire service for their swift and effective assistance. A full investigation is now underway into the cause of the fire.”

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