A wildfire on the outskirts of Aberdeen that took more than 30 firefighters around eight hours to tackle is not believed to be suspicious.
Crews were called to the Wellside Wynd area of Kingswells at around 10.30am on Saturday to reports of a grass fire.
The Kingswells to Newhills road was closed while 34 firefighters worked to bring the large blaze under control.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the gorse fire covered an area of around 8,000 sq m – equivalent to the size of a large football pitch.
Officers from Police Scotland warned people to avoid the area while emergency services responded to the incident.
Six appliances, two from North Anderson Drive and Central and one from Altens and Huntly, were called to the scene.
Two forestry units from Altens and Ballater were also in attendance.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the stop message came back shortly before 6.30pm on Saturday.
The fire is not being treated as suspicious.
The spokeswoman added: “The incident is now closed.
“It was just grass that was on fire, nothing more than that.”
Councillor Steve Delaney, who represents the area, said he was “very concerned” to hear about the blaze.
He added: “It’s not a common problem in Kingswells but is probably a result of the warmer weather. I’d like to thank the firefighters for the work they’ve done.”
The blaze came just a day after another major wildfire near Banchory.
Six appliances, a water carrier and two forestry units were sent to a wooded area near Eslie Farm, on the outskirts of the town, at 2.24pm on Friday.
As a result of the fire, a number of electricity poles were left charred.