SIX fire crews have been tackling a straw bale blaze at a Moray farm steading.
A huge pile of bales caught alight at Loch Farm in the Muir of Lochs area near Garmouth on Friday morning.
Witnesses reported seeing the fire at around 7am, and Fire Scotland confirmed 5 appliances and a water carrier from Elgin, Fochabers, Rothes and Lossiemouth were still tackling the blaze at 10.30am.
It is believed the fire first started around 4.15am.
A fire spokesperson said around 100 bales and potato boxes were alight within the farm steading, and crews were battling to stop it from spreading to a nearby farmhouse.
He said a hose reel jet was used to protect an oil tank and the farm building, which is current under renovation, from the blaze.
Fire crews also alerted Scottish Hydro Electric to a threat of the fire affecting overhead power lines.
There were no reports of any persons or animals being affected by the blaze.
It is believed that a road in the Muir of Lochs area was closed on Monday because of a fire in the vicinity. but the Garmouth to Lhanbryde road remained open on Friday morning as the smoke was blowing in the opposite direction.