NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Lerwick Harbour cordoned off after cylinder fire

Scene of incident
Image caption The area was cordoned off as a result of the fire

Part of Lerwick Harbour was evacuated after a fire broke out around gas cylinders.

The incident happened at the Greenhead base area on Wednesday morning.

The fire around the cylinders - which are used for welding - was extinguished, and fire teams were cooling them down.

Police cordoned off the area as a precaution and appealed for the public to stay away.

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