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Investigation into grass fire near houses in Strathy

Police and firefighters have begun an investigation into the cause of a grass fire that broke out near houses in Sutherland.

The fire close to Steven's Terrace in Strathy started at about 15:40 on Tuesday and stretched to 22ft (7m).

Local residents extinguished the flames by about 16:40.

Police said the cause of the fire was being investigated because of its "potential to cause harm to people and property".

A police spokesperson added: "Police would like to speak to anyone who may have information on the incident."

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