The coastguard and lifeboat were called to search for a possible missing person on Bradda Head yesterday evening. During the course of the search three illuminating parachute flares were fired, one of which was taken by the wind and started a fire on the headland. Fortunately it landed below the lower path, the path prevented the fire from spreading. Fire crews had it under control within a hour or so. The search was called off at around 9pm.