Grass fire at Nesting

Firefighters were called to a grass fire at North Nesting just after 1.30pm today (Saturday).

One appliance from Brae and two from Lerwick went to the scene, and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service reports that 17 hectares of grassland were destroyed. The fire engines were back at base by 4.30pm.

This is the second grass fire this week, and follows the larger one at Mousavord Loch at Sandness on Thursday afternoon.


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  • John Irvine

    • March 19th, 2016 20:38

    Those who start these fires should be billed for costs to the emergency services, not only that but when these fires are being tackled the fire and rescue services will be unable to attend house fires, road traffic accidents etc.

    These fires are started deliberately by a selfish few who have no thought or care for anyone but themselves.


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