FIREFIGHTERS are continuing to tackle a large grass fire that broke out in West Lothian three days ago.

The fire in moorland near West Calder was first reported on Wednesday afternoon.

On Saturday morning, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed its crews were still at the scene.

In addition to 12 fire engines, a helicopter has been used to prevent the blaze from spreading in the remote area.

On Friday evening, Livingston Fire Station tweeted their thanks to staff at a local Morrisons who had donated refreshments to the crews battling the fire.

While Almond Valley MSP Angela Constance tweeted: “This is a massive endeavour by our fire and rescue service to get this moorland fire at Camilty under control – praying for progress and safety of all involved.”

A fire service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 1.23pm on Wednesday August 10 to reports of a fire in the open at High Camilty, West Calder.

“Operations control has now mobilised 12 appliances to the scene, where crews remain in attendance as they work to make the area safe.”