Fire crews dealing with large wildfire in Moray

Firefighters are tackling a large wildfire near a wind farm in Moray.

Crews were alerted to the blaze near Paul’s Hill wind farm, close to Aberlour, at 2.58pm on Monday.

The blaze is on three fronts, with one front now stretching for six miles.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it has sent nine fire appliances and two water carriers to the scene.

Two wildfire units, a command support unit and a welfare unit have also been dispatched to the area.

A service spokesman confirmed the incident was ongoing on Monday evening, and said crews were being assisted by estate workers.

There are no reports of any casualties.

The incident comes on the day when Scotland recorded its warmest Easter Monday on record.

The mercury reached 24.2C at Kinlochewe in Wester Ross shortly after 4pm.

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