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UPDATE: Fire crews make progress tackling Inverness-shire wildfire

By Neil MacPhail

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Fire crews appear to be winning their battle over several days to get a Highland wildfire under control near the Inverness-shire village of Cannich.

The incident near Kerrow Farm began several days ago and today there were still appliances from Inverness, Dingwall, Drumnadrochit, Cannich and Elgin on scene.

However Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said on Tuesday morning (May 30) they were making progress and the eastern sector of the extensive outbreak was under control.

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A SFRS specialist wildfire unit and a water carrier also attended the blaze that extended over a considerable area.

A warning from SFRS of a “very high risk” of wildfire in many parts of the country remains in place.

It included Inverness-shire, Nairn-shire, the Loch Ness area, Easter Ross and southern parts of Sutherland and up to the east coast of Caithness.

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