More than 50 firefighters, seven fire engines and a number of specialist resources continue to tackle Golspie wildfire for the third day.
Crews were first called to the scene at 12.04am on Saturday.
Deputy Assistant Chief Officer John MacDonald said: “Crews have made some good progress overnight and firefighters are currently deployed across the incident ground to dampen down hot spots.
“However, we will continue to closely monitor the area as these hot spots could potentially flare up again.
“I would like to thank our crews on the ground for their sterling efforts, the wider community for their continued support and the work of our partners”.
There is currently a wildfire warning in place until Wednesday.
SFRS Area Manager Bruce Farquharson is the Chair of the Scottish Wildfire Forum.
He said: “As the warm and dry weather continues, so too does the risk of wildfire.
“We have seen in recent weeks just how large these fires can become – many rural and remote communities are hugely impacted by these incidents, which can cause significant environmental and economic damage.
Firefighters appreciated the air support provided by PDG helicopters today, whilst tackling a wildfire in a remote area above Golspie. As filmed here damping down some remaining hot spots. pic.twitter.com/VvCTyVuItI
— Alex McKinley (@AlexMcKinley20) July 9, 2018
“Livestock, farmland, wildlife, protected woodland and sites of special scientific interest can all be devastated by these fires – as can the lives of people living and working in rural communities.
“We are appealing to people to take great care – it is crucial that people act safely and responsibly in rural environments and follow the countryside code.
Crew paged at 19:03 to the wildfire at Golspie again. The appliance only returned to the station an hour previous but, having been well rested, there were plenty fresh crew to respond. Communities and businesses again showed amazing support for fire crews #wearesfrs pic.twitter.com/PS7Tb81SF6
— Balintore Fire Station (@Balintore_Fire) July 9, 2018
“Just one heat source like a campfire ember can cause it to ignite and if the wind changes direction even the smallest fire can spread uncontrollably and devastate entire hillsides”.