Fire crews tackle estate blaze

FIREFIGHTERS battled for three hours on Tuesday to extinguish a ranging blaze on a Peeblesshire estate.

Two crews from Peebles were reinforced by colleagues from Innerleithen as flames spread through scrub and trees at Haystoun Estate on the outskirts of Peebles.

The crews tackled the outbreak with beaters in their bid to stop the inferno spreading.

Flames were spotted at 10.40am and the fire extinguished shortly before 2pm.