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Crews tackle wildfires through the night on two Scottish islands

There have been no reported injuries.

Crews have been tackling a number of wildfires through the night across two Hebridean islands.

Emergency services have been working to extinguish a three kilometre-long blaze at Portree, Skye, since around 7.40pm on Saturday.

(Bernhard Anderson)

They were still using knapsacks, beaters and one appliance to tackle the flames on Sunday afternoon.

No-one is reported to have been injured.

09.00am a short flight of some of the fires on the hill at Cuier down to Cuier houses

Posted by John Macdougall on Sunday, March 4, 2018

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “It looks like they are going to be there for a while.”

Crews were also called to the Creachan Hill area on the remote isle of Barra after reports of a 500 x 600 metre fire at 7.38pm on Saturday.

After that blaze was extinguished, three others started periodically in the same area – with firefighters still tackling one which started at 2.05pm on Sunday.

There were no reported injuries throughout those blazes either.

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