Firefighters are spending a third day tackling a major wildfire near a wind farm in Moray.
Crews were called to the scene near Paul’s Hill wind farm, close to Aberlour, at 2.58pm on Monday.
An incredible photo, taken by Iain Banks, of the fire on Pauls Hill in Moray this weekend – Please do not light fires outdoors in this dry season + dispose of cigarette butts + BBQs responsibly. It only takes one small spark + a gust of wind to start a devasting fire like this. pic.twitter.com/TFjgPxZXsO
— Cairngorms (@cairngormsnews) April 23, 2019
On Tuesday afternoon 20 appliances, including nine fire engines, were at the scene, with 60 to 70 firefighters dealing with the incident.
Our crews have worked tirelessly to tackle a large significant wildfire in Moray today. 🔥🚒
There remains an extreme risk of wildfire across the country.
Thank you to all the station that attended on Monday and are still there over night. @fire_scot pic.twitter.com/tcrtqUibqn
— Rothes Community Fire Station (@RothesFire) April 22, 2019
By Wednesday morning this had been scaled back to nine fire engines and a wildfire unit.
More than 30 firefighters were tackling the blaze on Wednesday morning.