Elderly woman rescued by firefighters after house blaze

The fire broke out in the living room of a property on North Road in Lerwick.

Rescue: Firefighters led woman to safety (file pic). PA

An elderly woman has been rescued from her home after the house next door caught fire.

The blaze broke out in the living room of the property on North Road in Lerwick before spreading to the roof.

Emergency services were alerted shortly before 12.30am on Tuesday and firefighters led the woman from her home nearby.

Nobody is believed to have been injured.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire was on North Road in Lerwick.

"We got the call at 12.24am, one elderly woman was rescued. The fire was in the living room and roof."

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