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.
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 housesPosted 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.
Video of the moor fire on Barra we spent night a few hours fighting tonight pic.twitter.com/1rQYrhia9k— Angus B MacNeil MP (@AngusMacNeilSNP) March 4, 2018
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.