'Avoid the area' crews tackle forest fire as roads closed

Police confirmed a number of roads are closed and diversions in place due to the fire.

‘Avoid the area’ crews tackle fire at Montreathmont Forest as roads closed VisitAngus

Fire crews are tackling a blaze at a forest in Angus as members of the public are being urged to “avoid the area.”

Police confirmed crews are likely to be on site “for most of the day” tackling a fire at Montreathmont Forest near Brechin.

Officers informed drivers that the A933 is currently closed between the Friockheim Junction and the crossroads linking the B9113 Forfar Road and A934 Montrose Road.

Traffic heading south will be diverted via the B9113 or A934 and northbound traffic will need to divert via the A932 Forfar Road.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been contacted for comment.

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