Appeal for information on hill fire

The fire at the foot of Ben Starav stretched for three miles.

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Police in Glencoe are appealing for information regarding a hill fire set on the slopes of Ben Starav at the foot of Glen Etive on Friday April 30, at around 3.50pm.

The alarm was raised late on Friday afternoon but due to the high location of the three-mile long blaze, firefighters were unable to access it so had to leave it to burn out.

Earlier this month, firefighters warned of an ‘high to extreme’ risk of wildfires across central Scotland following recent dry weather.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish whether the Glen Etive fire was a deliberate act or not, and anyone with any relevant information is asked to contact the police on 101 or crime stoppers on 0800 555 111 if they wish to remain anonymous.