The Scottish Fire Service was called to a “fast moving wildfire” that was endangering two properties in Sutherland.
The alarm was raised at 1.16pm when three appliances and a community response unit was also deployed were sent to a remote area about five miles south west of Lairg.
Around 20 firefighters tackled the fire which broke just north of the hamlet of Auchintoul that lays just off the A837.
Hose reel jets were run up a hill to douse the fire while beaters with knapsacks tried to contain the spread of what a fire service spokeswoman described as a “fast moving wildfire.”
The flames came to close to the properties but it is understood that by around 4pm the fire was largely brought under control and the buildings were no longer thought to be in danger.
Those on the scene are currently “dampening down hot spots” to prevent the fire from reigniting in what is unseasonably dry weather.
The Forestry Commission was providing assistance with beaters trying to prevent the flames from engulfing a nearby woodland.
The Highlands has experienced a spate of wildfires leading to the emergency services urging people to be extreme careful when outdoors.
Drone footage and photographs were supplied by Alexandar Campion Highland Photography.