Firefighters race to battle blaze as huge fire tears across Arthur’s Seat

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Firefighters race to battle blaze as huge fire tears across Arthur's Seat



Firefighters are battling a large gorse fire which has started on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.
Around 800 square metres of gorse is currently ablaze on the Salisbury Crags.
Two fire engines from Edinburgh went to the scene after the alarm was raised at around 6.30pm on Tuesday, while an all-terrain vehicle from Dunblane was also sent to assist.

Around 800 square metres of gorse is currently ablaze on the Salisbury Crags (Picture: PA)Shocking images show the large blaze from afar.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said they had received 197 calls about the fire by 8.30pm.
Doug Finch, data scientist at the University of Edinburgh, said: ‘Wildfire on Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh. A hot dry February and climate change taking its toll.

Shocking images show the large blaze from afar (Picture: PA)

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said they had received 197 calls about the fire by 8.30pm (Picture: PA)

‘The pollution can be smelt across the city’ (Picture: PA)

Scene of a gorse fire below Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh (Picture: PA)
‘The pollution can be smelt across the city.’
There have been no reports of any injuries.

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