Helicopter brought in to help tackle grassland fire

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A Sea King helicopter is to be used to help tackle grass fires Credit: ITV Border

Authorities tackling grassland fires in south west Scotland have brought in a Sea King helicopter to help.

Three separate fires took hold on hills close to New Abbey after a heather burning operation got out of control.

The helicopter will be used to scoop water from a nearby loch.

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