Emergency services tackle huge wildfire near army barracks

The fire covers an estimate 10 hectares next to the Fort George firing range in the Highlands.

Emergency services tackle huge wildfire near army barracks Submitted
Emergency services were called to the scene at Fort George, near Ardersier, at around 1.35pm.

More than 30 firefighters are tackling a huge wildfire near an army barracks in the Highlands.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Fort George, near Ardersier, at around 1.35pm on Wednesday.

The fire is burning through gorse by the coast on the Moray Firth with four appliances mobilised along with an all-terrain unit. The blaze covers an area hundreds of meters wide.

The wildfire at Fort George (Helen Chance)Submitted
The wildfire at Fort George (Helen Chance)

There was an “extreme risk” of wildfires warning across the country in place last week.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said there were around 34 personnel in attendance dealing with the blaze with four pumps and two community response vehicles being used to control the spread.