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Highland wildfire
Thirty firefighters are battling a wildfire which spread across two square miles of moorland overnight.

The blaze began in gorseland near the water treatment works at Dornoch in the Highlands at midday on Thursday.

Dry conditions, strong winds and low humidity helped the fire spread and firefighters have been faced with challenging conditions.

Twenty-five firefighters are tackling a wildfire which broke out near Tongue at around 8.20am and there have also been blazes in Cluny, Benbecula, Lochinver and Skye.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service incident commander John MacDonald said: "We are dealing with a very protracted wildfire which covers a wide area and where access is difficult in places.

"I would like to pay tribute to the commitment and effort of fire crews who have been dealing with this incident. I'd also like to thank local residents for their assistance and support."

Eight fire engines were scrambled along with a water carrier and support vehicles. Six pumps remained on scene overnight.