Fire took hold next to Viking turbine

These were the remains of a generator which caught fire next to a turbine at the Viking Energy windfarm.

It comes after Viking confirmed a fire broke in Nesting towards the end of last year.

Emergency services attended the scene.

Viking Energy said in a statement: “Shetland Fire and Rescue attended the Viking windfarm site in the early hours of 29th December in response to a fire which had broken out next to one of the turbines.

“Nobody was harmed in the incident and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Viking said a fault to a mobile temporary generator was identified as being the cause of the fire. Procedures were put in place in a bid to prevent a repeat episode.

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