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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Heather burning may have caused major grassland fire

It's thought a heather burn which got out of control may have caused a large grassland fire in south west Scotland.

Council officials say they're investigating that as the likely source of the blaze.

Teams of fire fighters and Forestry Commission workers are set to use beaters to fight three separate blazes .

A large area of grassland near new Abbey and Kirkbean in Dumfries and Galloway has been affected.

A helicopter may also be used to scoop water out of a nearby loch to fight the fires.

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