Highlands & Islands

Lifeboat helps Skye firefighters tackle Raasay blaze

Portree lifeboat
Image caption A lifeboat was launched from Portee on Skye to take the firefighters to Raasay

Six firemen were taken by lifeboat to Raasay after a fire broke out in a house on the island.

The crew was transported from the nearby Isle of Skye by Portree RNLI after the alarm was raised at about 04:30.

The blaze in Inverarish Terrace in Inverarish destroyed a room and caused smoke damage to the rest of the building.

No-one was injured and the firefighters returned to Skye at about 06:50.

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