Thursday, May 5, 2011

North wild fires 'under control'

4 May 2011 Last updated at 06:10 GMT Helicopter water bombing at Sheil Bridge. Pic: Ian Gordon A helicopter used to water bomb fires in the area around Sheil Bridge A series of wild fires which have been burning across the Highlands are now under control, firefighters have said.

Crews have been out overnight at the worst affected areas, including at Inverkirkaig near Assynt, Torridon and Glen Shiel.

After days of battling to control the flames, using both beaters and helicopters dropping water, the worst blazes have been extinguished.

Homes were evacuated over the past five days and the A82 was closed briefly.

Efforts will now get under way to assess the scale of the damage as forest regeneration projects, croft land and sensitive environmental sites with rare wildlife have all been hit.

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