Fireman quizzed over huge blaze on hillside

By Catriona MacPhee

Published: 16/04/2013

A SERVING fireman has been quizzed by police investigating a blaze in the west Highlands that destroyed acres of heathland.

The incident near Strontian happened during a spate of wildfires across the north – and just days after another massive blaze threatened to engulf the village.

A 39-year-old man, named locally as retained firefighter David MacKay, was held in custody by police over the weekend.

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