BLACK SMOKE FILLS SKY OVER KILPATRICK HILLS

Wildfire takes hold at Kilpatrick Hills reservoir

Kilpatrick Hills

Plumes of smoke were seen billowing across the Kilpatrick Hills. Picture by EILIDH MCINTOSH

TUESDAY, 2pm: BBC Scotland is reporting that fire crews have returned to a wildfire which has spread over 1.5 miles near a West Dunbartonshire reservoir.

Firefighters were called to the blaze close to Cochno Road, Hardgate, Clydebank, about 18:45 on Monday.

Three trucks were originally sent out but the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said crews left at 22:30 as conditions were too dangerous.

They returned at 06:00 this morning. There are currently no reports of any casualties.

Images emerged showing plumes of smoke billowing across the Kilpatrick Hills overnight and on Tuesday morning.

An Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “A total of four fire appliances remain in attendance as firefighters work to extinguish the fire which is affecting approximately 1.5 miles of grassland. Crews will remain in attendance for some time.”

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