The fire service has revealed that the cause of a massive blaze which tore across the Moray coastline remains a mystery.
There was a frantic response to the incident on the outskirts of Lossiemouth on Tuesday as flames leapt into the air and threatened to obliterate a popular cafe and tear through the Silver Sands caravan park.
Fire crews battled for hours to contain the blaze and kept watch over the site overnight.
It is understood the fire restarted on a patch of land during the early evening, but was quickly extinguished.
The firefighters subsequently patrolled the mile-long stretch of grassland which was affected, checking for any hot spots.
Last night, a spokesman for the service said that investigations into what caused the fire had yet to reach any conclusions.
Heldon and Laich councillor, Dennis Slater, said locals were keen to discover how the blaze had started.
He added: “I’m told it did kick off again on Tuesday night, but it didn’t last for long, because the firefighters got on top of it.
“People are really relieved about how this turned out, it could have been so much worse and the main thing is that there were no casualties.
“The fire crews who attended did an extremely good job in very challenging circumstances and the severity of the weather made it a real struggle.”
Mr Slater met up with dozens of worried locals as smoke billowed from the massive gorse fire at Covesea across the Lossiemouth skyline.
The blaze took hold at about 10am and spread rapidly along the western edge of the town.
Business owners Gayle Johnstone and Amanda Adams feared their Aroma cafe was about to be destroyed just as fire crews arrived to stem the spread of the flames.
And Silver Sands evacuated 70 residents and guests, along with eight members of staff, as the fire neared the coastal holiday park.
Moray Council established a rest centre at Lossiemouth High School for the scores of shaken people who were ferried away from the complex.
The local authority’s director of education and social care, Laurence Findlay, was appointed emergency duty officer for the incident.
He said: “Thanks to the speedy response by fire and rescue teams, there was no property damage and no injuries.”