Landowners urged to prepare ‘battle plans’ for tackling fires

By jane candlish

Published: 29/04/2011

The Highlands and islands fire service has urged landowners to draw up a battle plan for fighting wildfires, after several major blazes in the region.

More than 20 appliances and 130 personnel were involved in dealing with simultaneous incidents at Contin and near Drumnadrochit on Wednesday and overnight into Thursday.

Crews from as far away as Fort William, Kyle, Grantown and Nairn were drafted in to help the firefighting efforts.

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