29th May 2020
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Fire brigade called to floods overnight

Fire services were busy last night as flooding affected several properties in the west and south Mainland.

At 7.16pm the Sandwick fire brigade were called to a house at Fladdabister where they pumped water from behind and beneath the building and diverted water to a nearby drain.

Bixter fire brigade attended a flooded property at 10.49pm in Wester Skeld and used a portable pump and stirrup pump to ouse water from inside a property and also dug a ditch to divert water away from the building.

Sandwick fire brigade were again called out, this time to a house in Cumlewick where they used a Honda pump to remove water from the basement and dug a trench to divert water away from the building.

Walls fire brigade was called to Culswick at 12.13am where they dug a trench to divert water away from the property. They were clear at 1.36pm.

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  1. paul barlow

    on behalf of myself and the family a really big thank you to the bixter firemen.

  2. Maurice Smith

    Heartfelt thanks to the Sandwick firemen — “excellent service” doesn’t even begin to describe their work!


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