27th April 2015
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Man dies in house fire

  • Police this afternoon confirmed that a man died in a house fire at Clousta in the early hours of this morning.
  • Police and the fire brigade will be launching a joint investigation following the fatality at the house at Skeotaing, near Noonsbrough.
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A police vehicle stands guard at the fire destroyed house in Clousta. Photo: Dave Donaldson
A police vehicle stands guard at the fire destroyed house in Clousta. Photo: Dave Donaldson

Two town housing projects under way

• Building work has begun on two new projects in Lerwick totalling £3.5 million.

• When complete new home will accommodate 55 Hjaltland Housing Association tenants.

• Homes will make a ‘substantial contribution’ to reducing association’s 360-strong waiting list.

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Joint probe into Clousta house fire

• Police and fire brigade officers will launch a joint investigation into a fire that has devastated a house in Clousta.

• Fire service unable to confirm if anyone was in the house which was gutted by the blaze.

•  Blaze was already “well developed with a total roof collapse” when fire fighters got to the scene.

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A police vehicle stands guard at the fire destroyed house in Clousta. Photo: Dave Donaldson
A police vehicle stands guard at the fire destroyed house in Clousta. Photo: Dave Donaldson

Fire rages through West Side house

• Fire takes hold in Clousta property.

• Alarm was raised just after 4am.

• Appliances attended from Scalloway, Bixter and Walls.

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Fire chiefs have defended their decision to close the Inverness control room.
Fire chiefs have defended their decision to close the Inverness control room.
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