Multiple crews tackle two-day wildfire across three miles of grass

Crews across Argyll and the Highlands were called to help tackle the flames.

Multiple fire crews tackle two-day wildfire across three miles on Ardnamurchan peninsula, Argyll Oban RDS

Fire crews across Argyll and the Highlands have been drafted in to help tackle a wildfire which broke out two days ago.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were first alerted to the blaze, which had spread across roughly three miles of grass, around 1pm on Wednesday on the Ardnamurchan peninsula in Kinlochmoidart.

Four appliances were originally used to tackle the blaze before additional crews from Oban, Appin, Fort William, Acharacle, Strontian and Mallaig were also called to assist.

Retained firefighters from Oban were called to the scene around 5.50am on Friday and later shared an image of the flames with smoke billowing through the hillside.

SFRS later confirmed one fire appliance remains at the scene.

A spokesperson for the service said: “We were alerted at around 1pm on Wednesday, April 19 to reports of a large fire in the open near Kinlochmoidart, Highland.

“Operations Control mobilised four fire appliances and additional resources to the scene, where firefighters worked to extinguish a fire involving a two to three mile area of grass.

“One fire appliance currently remains on the scene with firefighters working to extinguish any remaining hotspots.”