A man was last night rescued from a burning flat and taken to hospital in Stornoway.
Two fire appliances from the town were called to the burning first floor flat at Perceval Road South following the 999 call at about 6.10pm.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the flames.
A fire service spokeswoman added: “An ambulance was required due to the male casualty being removed from the first floor flat.”
The man’s condition is unknown at this stage.