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Lucky escape for village as forest fire takes hold

HOMES and residents of Furnace had a close shave at the weekend as a major fire raged in the hills above the village.

It is believed the fire began in the area around South Craleckan, on the slopes of Dun Leacainn which dominates the local landscape. The fire began at some point on Saturday May 6, before quickly spreading west and north through forested land towards the A83 trunk road.

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