Hill fires in Sutherland


POLICE SCOTLAND have confirmed that the emergency services have been battling a number of fires on the hills of Lednabirichen since yesterday

A statement from the police today explained that forces yesterday were “assisting the Scottish Fire and Service deal with a series of hill fires in the Lednabirichen area of Sutherland.”

The fires are still ongoing
The fires are still ongoing


Police said at the time that there was no danger to properties in the area, although changing wind directions were challenging their attempts to subdue the flames.

Today the fires were still raging, with over 100 members of the fire services engaged at a number of different sites in the area.

A spokeswoman for the fire service was unable to confirm whether any property had been damaged or injuries sustained.