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Firefighters extinguish large gorse fire near Aberdeen

A gorse wildfire that broke out to the west of Aberdeen has been extinguished after almost eight hours.

Crews were called to an area of land near Concraig Gardens, Kingswells, at about 10:30 on Saturday.

Three fire appliances and two specialist forestry units were at the scene at the height of the incident, using jets to tackle the blaze.

The fire was extinguished by about 18:20.

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