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Emergency crews battle wildfires at weekend

FIREFIGHTERS fought to take control of a number of wild fires that broke out across Lochaber at the weekend, writes Ellie Forbes.

A fire in Glen Etive, as mentioned on page one, caused significant damage to the area on Sunday.

Mark Shone from Glen Etive Estate said they had been left without a phone after the fire melted their line, and there had been wildlife damage with birds nests being destroyed. He added: ‘Our worry just now is how dry the weather is, but rain is forecast for the weekend which will hopefully help.’

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