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Firefighters tackling gorse blaze near Daviot

Smoke from gorse fire
Image caption Smoke from the fire was visible from parts of Inverness

Firefighters have been tackling a gorse fire that spread to a wide area close to Daviot, near Inverness.

Brown and grey smoke from the blaze was visible from the city, about six miles away. The fire service said at 1530 BST that the incident was under control.

In a separate incident, fire crews were called to cool the brakes on a whisky tanker after they began to smoke.

The incident, at about 1115 BST, happened as the tanker crossed Inverness's Kessock Bridge.

A hazardous materials unit was sent to the scene on the A9 at North Kessock as a precaution.

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