Environmental incident: SEISS reports (wildfire)

12 May 2020

Article: 54/1905

The Scottish Environmental Incident Surveillance System (SEISS) recorded the following incident in the past week 

  • On 5 May 2020, BBC News reported that a helicopter had been brought in to water bomb a wildfire in the Scottish Highlands. The fire broke out on 4 May 2020 on a hillside overlooking Loch Kishorn, and spread across several square kilometres of land near the village of Achintraid in Wester Ross. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) dispatched firefighters and six appliances, spending 11 hours tackling the blaze.

More detailed information can be found on the SEISS website.