Firefighters were called to battle a blaze at the Queen’s private estate in north east Scotland yesterday.
Rangers on the Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire have praised fire crews who extinguished a fire caused by an abandoned camp fire.
A spokesperson for the 50,000 acre estate took to social media to highlight the risk.
They wrote on Twitter : “Thanks very much to the crews from @fire_scot who extinguished this forest fire yesterday which had been started by an abandoned camp fire.
“Due to their quick response the fire did not affect a nearby osprey nest.”
It is not the first time Balmoral has had to deal with irresponsible campers, with officials having previously warned over the risk of wild infernos after continually finding the remnants of camp fires.
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