Emergency Crews and Helicopters Still Tackling Loch Doon Blaze

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Crews are still tackling the forest blaze more than 24 hours after emergency services were called to near Loch Doon, Dalmellington.

Credit: Bobby McGaffney

2 helicopters have been battling the blaze alongside emergency crews dropping water directly on to aggressive areas of the fire.


The fire started around 6:50pm on Saturday 13 April and the crews have been working tirelessly on trying to bring it to a stop.


A video by posted by John Coughtrie shows helicopters dropping large attached buckets of water on to the flames.


East Ayrshire Council said on Twitter this evening:

"19:00hrs A significant forest fire in the Dalmellington/Loch Braden area is being tackled by emergency services.


"The fire covers approximately 5 miles and we are urging visitors and locals to stay away from the area as we work to support emergency services."

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