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Firefighters hit out over Aberdeen hill blazes

Gramps fire
Image caption The fires have been at Kincorth Hill and Tullos Hill, known locally as the Gramps

Firefighters have hit out after tackling two nights of "wilful" blazes on Aberdeen hills.

Smoke could be seen across the city after a number of incidents at Kincorth Hill and Tullos Hill, known locally as the Gramps.

Head of risk reduction for Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, Fraser Burr, said it was "frustrating".

He said: "The public can be confident these incidents are treated seriously and the fireraisers will be pursued".

He added: "It would be a shame to see such a beautiful area of the city, enjoyed by hundreds throughout the year, ruined by wilful fireraising".

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