Firefighters at scene of forest blaze for third day

Firefighters are still at the scene of a forest blaze which broke out on Saturday evening.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Loch Doon, Dalmellington, in East Ayrshire at around 6.50pm on Saturday.

East Ayrshire Council said the fire affected an area of around five miles and urged people to stay away while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Three fire engines went to the scene on Saturday evening and the Forestry Commission and Police Scotland were also involved in dealing with the incident.

One fire engine remained at the scene on Monday morning.

A rest and welfare facility was set up in the community centre in Dalmellington for any local residents affected by the fire.