Two Lewis wildfires extinguished

TWO wildfires which sparked and burned this afternoon (Thursday, April 11th) are now extinguished.

A fire in Laxay, Lochs, forced closure of the road for a short while due to visibility being reduced by smoke.

The road is now open as per normal now.

A second fire was discovered in the Point area of Lewis, but again is now extinguished.

A 77 year old man who assisted in tackling the fire has been taken to Western Isles Hospital as a precaution however, suffering from smoke inhalation.