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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Fire service confirm cause of fire

An investigation has found that a blaze south of Dumfries was caused by a controlled burning of heather.

The fire damaged four miles of countryside on Drunburn Hill near Criffel.

More than 60 firefighters, forestry commission workers and even a Royal Naval helicopter was used to fight the fire.

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