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.
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