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Firefighters control woodland blaze near Stonehaven

Image caption More than 70 firefighters have been tackling the blaze

Firefighters have said a woodland blaze in Aberdeenshire is under control.

The fire - which involved burning heather and threatened pine trees - was at Craigneil Hill at the Rickarton Estate near Stonehaven and was reported on Monday afternoon.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it had more than 10 appliances at the scene, as well as specialist units.

More than 70 firefighters were involved in the operation.

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