Fire crews still battling Scottish Borders blaze near golf club

A fire that broke out in a forest near a golf club in the Borders is still raging as Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) use everything from hoses to helicopters to try and extinguish the blaze.

The alarm was raised around 2:30am on Sunday morning when smoke was seen coming from Caberston Forest in Innerleithen, Peebleshire.

Crews have been attendance for almost ten hours containing and fighting the fire, which is moving through woodland near Innerleithen Golf Club.

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An SFRS spokesperson said: “We are still in attendance with three pumping appliances, an all-terrain vehicle, water carrier and a helicopter, which is currently dropping water on the fire.”

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been using a helicopter to drop water in the Innerleithen blaze

Innerleithen Golf Club stated on its Facebook page: “Due to a fire in the hills surrounding the golf course, and the fire services need to use the clubhouse as a base of operations, we will be closed for the day.

“We will be resuming service tomorrow [Monday] from 10am unless otherwise stated.”

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