The slopes of Heaval behind Castlebay were still burning after dawn this morning.
Heather on the hills are bone dry from the prolonged easterly winds over recent days.
Flames were fanned whipped by the stiff breeze as islanders joined local firefighters
in attempts to control the fast moving fire front.
Barra Coastguard Rescue Team and crew members from Barra RNLI lifeboat also turned
Griminish and Lochboisdale coastguard teams were ferried across from Uist to assist.
Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil tweeted: "Spent a couple of hours from 9pm tonight
helping Fire Brigade, RNLI Coastguard etc & whoever else who was about, trying to
prevent at least mile long front of fire to reach houses at Cuithir Barra. Firefighters
over from Uist too. Barra tinder dry."