Firefighters battle 'rapid' gorse fire on island moor
Crews were called out to the fire on Harris on Tuesday evening.
A gorse fire is spreading rapidly across a moor on the Isle of Harris.
Firefighters were called out at 5.30pm on Tuesday to moorland near Loch Direcleit, between Tarbert and Kendebig.
A fire service spokeswoman said the fire "spread rapidly on the moor" and four pumps were in attendance along with beaters and a hose reel.
She said Police Scotland were also in attendance to help with traffic management as "smoke covered the road".
Twitter user Katrina Craig said the blaze was "dangerously near homes".
Speaking to the Press Association, she said: "No one was evacuated as far as we could see.
"They were beating the fire at the side of the road, it wasn't out of control though.
"When we first drove up, the flames were blowing towards the road, you could feel the heat."
Ms Craig added that traffic heading west from Tarbet was being held up, although vehicles coming from the other direction were being let through.