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.
Experts say it will take years for moorland in south west Scotland to recover following a fire affecting more than a thousand acres.
A huge grass fire was burning out of control last night and firefighters from across Dumfries and Galloway were trying to control it