Firefighters transported to remote Fair Isle to tackle large building fire

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By Andrew Burns

Around 20 firefighters continue to tackle a building fire on Fair Isle in Shetland.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to reports of a fire within the roof space of the Lodge and Bird Observatory at 11:53am on Sunday, March 10.

Operations Control mobilised crews from Fair Isle and Shetland, with the crew from Lerwick transported via the Maritime Coastguard Agency's Search and Rescue helicopter.

Further resources were later mobilised to help tackle the fire throughout Sunday evening, with crews transported from Shetland to Fair Isle with the assistance of the RNLI.

Crews remain in attendance on Monday, March 11. 

There are no casualties.

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