Crews 'water bomb' wildfire in woodland from helicopter

The blaze in the Camisky Woods near Fort William ignited earlier in the week and is still being fought by emergency responders.

Crews are “water-bombing” a wildfire in an area of woodland near Fort William.

Footage from the scene near Torlundy shows a Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) helicopter collecting water from a nearby canal before flying back towards the blaze contained within the Camisky Woods area.

The blaze is understood to have been burning for more than 24 hours.

It comes after Scotland was placed in its fourth wildfire warning within three weeks amid a series of fires in open areas at the start of the summer months amid soaring temperatures.

The current alert will remain in place until at least Saturday, June 17.

An SFRS spokesperson confirmed specialist resources had been deployed to fight the flames.

They added: “It is recommended that anyone who lives or is travelling through the affected area should keep their windows and doors closed to prevent smoke inhalation.”

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