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Wild Fire Threatens Wind Farm

Posted on 19/04/2019 by James Lithgow

A wild fire lit up the skyline above Loch Fyne last night, burning scrub and grassland to the east of the wind farms. The A83 trunk road was briefly closed as the fire threatened the main transport artery to Kintyre. The Ormsary Estate Emergency Team, equipped with the specialist tools needed to tackle hill fires, joined the local Fire Brigade teams to ensure there was no risk to life or structures. This morning at first light the Ormsary Team set out up the Srondoire hillside and extinguished the blaze as it approached neighbouring tree plantations using an ATV mounted fire pump.

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