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Crews tackle wildfire near Highland beach

There are no reports of any injuries from the Melvich beach incident.

Fire crews are tackling a blaze near a beach in the Highlands (Rui Vieira/PA)
Fire crews are tackling a blaze near a beach in the Highlands (Rui Vieira/PA)

Firefighters are tackling a wildfire near a beach in the Highlands.

The alarm was raised at about 10.12pm on Sunday and fire crews were still at the scene near Melvich beach on Monday afternoon.

There are three fire fronts, the longest of which is around 900 metres, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said.

Four fire engines were at the scene dealing with the incident.

There were no reports of any injuries.

SFRS said a wildfire warning remained place across the country until Friday.

The fire service tweeted: “Livestock, farmland, wildlife and woodland can all be devastated by these fires – as can the lives of people living and working in rural communities.”

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