Firefighters protect people and defend homes as flooding hits Dumfries and Galloway on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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Woman rescued from vehicle stuck in waist-high flood water as crews battle to save properties from the deluge.

Firefighters worked flat out this week to protect people and defend homes as flooding hit parts of Dumfriesshire.

They were alerted around 8.30am to reports of a woman stuck in a vehicle in waist-high flooding at Deanston Farm, Lochfoot.

A fire engine was used to tow the car and the woman was freed around 45 minutes after the alarm was initially raised.

Crews were also scrambled when a number of people were trapped in homes at Sibbaldie, Lockerbie.

They arrived at the scene at 9.08am and quickly established the safety of the residents before tackling the water.

Firefighters immediately moved to clear drains before using pumps to divert the flood water into a nearby river. 

It was brought under control and began to decrease just under an hour later.

Meanwhile, rising water levels also threatened to engulf two houses at  Queensberry Road in Lockerbie at 08.24am.

The crew diverted the flow and used sand bags to protect the properties as well as pumps to help further drain away water. The operation took just 45 minutes.

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