Braid Hill fire ‘ongoing’ but ‘under control’ say fire service

Police are appealing for information.
Police are appealing for information.

6 appliances remain on the scene to tackle the gorse fire in Braid Hill.

Smoke and flames can be seen around the area with the fire service still on the scene.

The blaze is still ongoing but the fire service have stated that the fire appears to be under control.

No police assistance was required with the blaze now believed to be winding down.

One social media user said: “We can smell the burning over here in Longstone. It’s so strong I went outside to check our garden and street a few minutes ago prior to reading this. “