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Blaze devastates Annan house

A BLAZE which has devastated an Annan house is being investigated by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland.

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Woman plucked to safety from River Nith

THERE was a rescue on the River Nith at the Whitesands in Dumfries on Thursday night.


VIDEO: Flash flooding hits Lower Annandale

THERE was flash flooding in Annan, Eastriggs and on several rural roads following torrential rain in Annandale and Eskdale on Saturday afternoon.

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Daylight raid on Stranraer flat

POLICE at Stranraer are investigating a raid at a flat in the town’s Dalrymple Street.

CALL FOR ACTION . . . left to right: Lochar Ward councillor Jeff Leaver, MSP Colin Smyth and local resident Brian Little at the former Interfloor factory in Dumfries

Task force to tackle ‘death trap’ factory

A TASK force has been set up to tackle a derelict Dumfries factory which has been branded ‘a potential death trap’.

HUGE FIRE AT KIRKBEAN - The blaze could be seen for more than 30 miles away.
Water-dropping helicopters could be brought in to try and bring a huge hill fire under control in South West Scotland.

Hundreds of acres of grass and heather has been burning out of control since yesterday on hills overlooking the Solway Firth 10 miles south of Dumfries.

The blaze could be seen for miles around and across the Solway in Cumbria.

Grass, heather and bushes have been burning since controlled burning is thought to have got out of control.

More than 30 firefighters and workers were called to Drumburn Hill between New Abbey and Kirkbean.

The fire has been blazing out of control throughout the night and the firefighters were taken off the hill because of the danger in the darkness.

They were in attendance lower down the hill ready to go back to try and bring it under control.

The blaze is one of the most serious for many years and is burning on a front extending for several miles.

A Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service and the Forestry Commission are assessing the situation because of the danger of the fire spreading into nearby forests and on to the huge Criffel area which rises to 1700ft and is covered by thousands of trees.

Fire fighters from units at Dumfries, Dalbeattie, Annan and Thornhill attended the fire but they were unable to put out the blazing hillside where the heather and grass is tinder dry after days of sunshine.

Firefighters fear the blaze could spread into adjoining forests and one said: “It’s a huge fire and every this is so dry. It is spreading so fast that it would be dangerous during darkness.”

Region on blaze risk alert after major wildfire

DANGERS of the tinder-dry countryside have been highlighted after a weekend wildfire in south west Scotland.


Gretna house fire treated as deliberate

A SUSPICIOUS fire is now being treated as wilful fireraising at a house in Gretna on Sunday, prompting an investigation by Police Scotland.

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Injured men freed after Stewartry accident

TWO MEN were cut free from wreckage after a three-vehicle crash on the Kirkcudbright – Castle Douglas road today.


Residents rescued from flooded home

A SCOTTISH Fire and Rescue Service specialist water crew from Newton Stewart went to the aid of residents whose home was left under three feet of flood water on Friday.

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£235k new fire tender for rural station

FIREFIGHTERS at Moffat have taken delivery of a brand new fire engine.

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