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Firefighters extinguish forest blaze on third day

The fire affected an area covering around five miles in East Ayrshire.

Firefighters extinguished the forest fire (Niall Carson/PA)
Firefighters extinguished the forest fire (Niall Carson/PA)

Firefighters have extinguished a forest blaze which broke out on Saturday evening.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Loch Doon, Dalmellington, in East Ayrshire, at around 6.50pm on Saturday.

East Ayrshire Council said the fire affected an area of around five miles and urged people to stay away while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Three fire engines went to the scene on Saturday evening and the Forestry Commission and Police Scotland were also involved.

One fire engine remained at the scene on Monday morning but left  at around 11am.

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