LOCAL residents have captured dramatic videos of the moment a wildfire engulfed a Clackmannanshire hillside.

Emergency services were called to the Ochil Hills in Alva at around 8.45pm on Monday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Services (SFRS) sent three appliances to attend to the fire and battled the inferno for three hours.

Images taken by locals show the blaze pouring smoke off gorse bushes on the burning hillside with the fire taking up an area of 300 square metres.

One clip posted on social media wrote: "Fire on the Ochil Hills in Alva Clackmanashire"

It is understood that the fire has now been extinguished.

The blaze follows a number of high-profile wildfires across Scotland, with fires erupting on Ben Lomond, Gruinard Island and near Mallaig.

A SFRS spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 8.43pm on Monday, March 28 to reports of a large fire in the open at Back Road, Alva, Clackmannanshire.

“Operations Control mobilised two fire appliances and an all-terrain vehicle to the area.

“Firefighters extinguished a fire affecting gorse bushes measuring approximately 300 square metres.

“There were no reported casualties and crews left after ensuring the area was made safe.”

A wildfire warning from the SFRS is in place for central and south Scotland until Wednesday, March 30.

The very high risk of fire has been due to a period of soaring temperatures with variable winds.

However, with the weather deteriorating from Tuesday and snow expected in some areas from Wednesday, it is expected that the risk of wildfires will significantly decrease through the week.