West Burrafirth fire

Firefighters were called to a house in West Burrafirth at around 3.30pm on Monday where a fire had broken out in a fuse box in a utility room.

One appliance from Scalloway and one from Lerwick went to the scene, and extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet, two sets of breathing apparatus and one covering safety jet. There was smoke damage to the utility room and plasterboard damage.


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  • Eric Pearson

    • June 23rd, 2015 22:25

    I just hope they didn’t use the hose reel on an electrical fire. Perhaps your correspondent didn’t get all the facts right. Two sets of breathing apparatus? Come on! If there was a real fire at a property at West Burrafirth, the time taken for an appliance to reach the scene from either Scalloway or Lerwick would be sufficient for the property to be completely destroyed. A storm in a teacup I suspect and maybe having a fire extinguisher (suitable for electrical fires) would be a good investment in country districts.

  • Sandy Stewart

    • June 24th, 2015 13:24

    Knowing what the cause of the fire is initially is common place for the Brigade.
    Not rushing to conclusions is also part of their training
    Openly showing your ignorance of others on pages such as this does you no good whatsoever.
    Before you make comment again please think before you type.


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