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PICTURES: gorse fire at Kingston


By Chris Saunderson

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MORE than 30 firefighters had to tackle a major gorse blaze at Kingston earlier this evening.

The fire was reported just before 5pm on Tuesday evening. Picture: Becky Saunderson
The fire was reported just before 5pm on Tuesday evening. Picture: Becky Saunderson

Appliances were drafted in from all over Moray to deal with the fire which broke out just before 5pm.

The fire rages through the gorse. Picture: Becky Saunderson
The fire rages through the gorse. Picture: Becky Saunderson

Local councillor Marc Macrae said: “My thanks to the local fire service who once again put themselves in the way of harm to extinguish another bush fire.

“These fires are becoming all too common and with the high winds can be challenging to put out.

Police officers at the scene. Picture: Becky Saunderson
Police officers at the scene. Picture: Becky Saunderson

“With things so dry at the moment, a timely reminder to take care when out and about, remember to take home any rubbish, cans or bottles, indeed anything which could help to ignite or fuel a fire.

This was the second gorse fire in the space of 24 hours after crews dealt with a blaze to bushes at Moray golf course in Lossiemouth on Monday night.

Smoke billows across the area. Picture: Becky Saunderson
Smoke billows across the area. Picture: Becky Saunderson

VIDEO: Lossie gorse fire


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