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Fire crews attending large wildfire in Speyside windfarm

The Fire Units within Pauls Hill Wind Farm, Moray
The Fire Units within Pauls Hill Wind Farm, Moray

Fire crews are currently attending a large-scale gorse fire close to a Speyside wind farm.

UPDATE 16:08: Fire crews extinguished the fire at around 3.20pm after battling it for more than 15 hours.

UPDATE 12.35pm: Around 25 firefighters are tackling the fire at Paul’s Hill windfarm in Ballindalloch which continues to burn.


Six appliances are in attendance at Paul’s Hill wind farm near Aberlour after receiving a call at about 10:52pm last night.

A helicopter is being granted to help out and waterbomb the fire which crews have worked through the night to get under control.

A fire service spokeswoman said: “There are six pumps and some special units attending including one wildfire unit and a welfare unit.

“Firefighters are using knapsacks, sprayers and beaters and breathing apparatus and PPE for safety reasons.”

 

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