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Fire crews called to gorse fire at Moray quarry

Posted On: 15 Sep 2019   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

Around 30 firefighters have been called to a gorse fire in Moray.
Crews were called to Clarsach Quarry, on the outskirts of Hopeman, at 4.30pm this afternoon.
A spokesman in the fire control room said a 820 sq ft area of gorse was ablaze.
Fire crews called to gorse fire at Moray quarry
Plumes of smoke could be seen across the surrounding area, as emergency services descended on the scene.
Fire crews from Lossiemouth and Buckie have been sent to the quarry, as well as the volunteer crew from Gordonstoun.
A specialist forestry unit is also being brought to the scene from Inverness.
The site was the scene of a huge gorse fire last year which took days to extinguish .
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