Wildfire Burns Near Army Barracks in Scottish Highlands

Dozens of firefighters fought a blaze burning at the firing range of an army barracks near Fort George, Scotland, on Wednesday, April 21.

No one was injured as of early Wednesday afternoon, according to the BBC. The Ministry of Defence said the fire started during a training exercise.

Crews arrived to the gorse-and-grass fire at 2 pm, less than half an hour after the blaze was initially reported, according to local media.

Fort George, an 18th-century artillery fortification, is now a working army barracks near Ardersier in the Scottish Highlands.

Footage filmed by Tim Stenton, an owner of nearby cottages in Hillockhead, shows the large blaze.

“Wildfire on the Fort George firing range this afternoon,” Stenton wrote in a tweet, adding that the area was “an important wildlife habitat.” Credit: Tim Stenton/Dolphin View Cottages Hillockhead via Storyful