Local Scrutiny Committee in Shetland hears positive news from senior fire officer

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Local Senior Officer Billy Wilson tells committee that the risk of house fires on the islands remains low

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The Local Senior Officer for Shetland has told the area’s local scrutiny committee that the risk of house fires on the islands remains very low as he delivered his second quarter report today.

LSO Billy Wilson told local committee members that the number of accidental house fires was five, one less than during the same period last year.

The committee was also told that there were no casualties as a result of fire during the second quarter of the year.

LSO Wilson said: “We note that the communities of Shetland remain at a very low risk of house fires overall which is pleasing. However, we don’t intend to be complacent and will continue to deliver Home Fire Safety Visits and educate people in relation to the dangers posed by fire and the importance of fire safety awareness.”

There was only one deliberately started fire during the second quarter of the year, the same number as during the same period last year.

There were eight primary fires attended, (those involving property and vehicles etc and a figure which includes the five house fires mentioned earlier) compared to five during the previous quarter.

 

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