Grass fires cost thousands of pounds to fight

Fire crews are dealing with two large grass fires in Dumfries and Galloway.

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  1. Matthew Taylor

Criffel fire under control

The fire that has raged since yesterday has been contained and is under control.

Fire crews who have been at the Criffel battling the blaze, which stretched at one point along 4 miles of heath land, are withdrawing.

There will we one crew remaining to monitor the situation overnight. At one point there were fears the fire could spread to large forest areas.

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