Environmental incident - SEISS report (wildfire)

10 May 2022

Article: 56/1815

The Scottish Environmental Incident Surveillance System (SEISS) has recorded the following incident:

  • On 27 April 2022, The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) were alerted to a moorland wildfire at Erbusaig, to the north of Kyle of Lochalsh, in the west Highlands. Fire crews battled to control the fire over the course of two days, bringing in a helicopter to waterbomb the fire, which at that time was burning along a front of three miles. The SFRS, which had beforehand warned of a heightened risk of wildfires due to recent dry and windy conditions, reported no injuries.

More information can be found on the SEISS website.