Fire crews race to gorse blaze near Midlothian Snowsports Centre

A fire has broken out near the Biggar Road complex with two fire appliances in attendance.

Midlothian Snowsports Centre: Gorse blaze breaks out near Hillend complex iStock

Fire crews are tackling a gorse blaze near the Midlothian Snowsports Centre.

Reports of the fire near the snow sports complex on Biggar Road, Hillend were made at around 4.30pm on Sunday February 26.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed two appliances are at the scene.

Gorse fire breaks out near Midlothian Snowsports Centre (Google Maps)

A spokesman said: “Two fire engines are currently in attendance at a fire in an area of gorse in the vicinity of Hillend Ski Centre near Edinburgh. The report was made at around 4.30pm.”

Police Scotland have been contacted for comment.

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