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Three fire engines dealing with Howth gorse fire

The engines have been sent from Kilbarrack and North Strand stations.

THREE FIRE ENGINES are currently dealing with a gorse fire near the summit of Howth.

Dublin Fire Brigade have confirmed that the engines have been sent from Kilbarrack and North Strand stations.

It comes as DFB firefighters were called to 33 separate fires last night.

However, at this stage, it’s not believed that the gorse fire was intentionally started.

Busy nights

The fire brigade tweeted out an interactive map of the incidents they were called to between 5pm yesterday evening until 3am this morning.

Fires Source: Click here to see a larger image of the map

In the run up to Halloween, people are being urged to report stockpiled material as authorities attempt to clamp down on illegal bonfires planned for this weekend.

Dublin City Council has already responded to more than 100 reports of stockpiling.

Businesses are also being urged to hide pallets and cardboard – which are often stolen at this time of the year to make up illegal bonfires.

Read: Businesses forced to hide pallets inside over fears they’ll be stolen for illegal bonfires>

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