FIREFIGHTERS had to tackle two tyre blazes at the Gleniffer Braes this weekend. 

Emergency services rushed to the busy Paisley beauty spot on Saturday after a number of calls from the the public.

Three appliances battled with the fire of 200 tyres from 3.30pm, before extinguishing the flames around 8.30pm.

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But firefighters had to return to the scene again on Sunday to tackle the flames yet again to ensure it was safe for the public.

It's understood the Braes was especially busy at the weekend as people rushed to nature despite warnings from NHS bosses and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to social isolate in a bid to tackle the spread of Covid-19. 

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 5.35pm on Saturday, March 21 to reports of a large fire in the open in Paisley.

“Operations Control mobilised three appliances to the town’s Sergeantlaw Road, where firefighters were met by a significant quantity of tyres on fire.

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“Crews extinguished the fire and thereafter left the scene.

“Firefighters reattended the scene after receiving reports of a reignition at 8.33pm on Saturday, March 21.

“Crews extinguished the fire and made the area safe before leaving the scene.

“There were no casualties.”