Highlands & Islands

Stretch of A9 in Sutherland closed by wildfire

A wildfire has forced the closure of a stretch of the A9 in the Highlands.

Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service said 40 firefighters were tackling the blaze at the Clashmore and Dornoch Bridge roundabout.

The emergency services were alerted to the fire in Sutherland at about 15:40. Police have shut the road because of the amount of drifting smoke.

The incident is the latest wildfire firefighters have been called to in the past few weeks.

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