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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 6 December, 2019

Watch: Dublin Fire Brigade battling a large gorse fire in the mountains last night

The video shows units of the fire brigade attempting to extinguish the blaze in the Dublin mountains.


THIS VIDEO FOOTAGE shows the efforts of Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) to tackle a gorse fire in the Dublin mountains last night.

Seven units of the brigade attended to the blaze which started at around 7pm in the Three Rock mountain area of south Dublin.

Smoke from the fire caused poor visibility on sections of the M50 and N11 roads while the fire brigade worked to extinguish the blaze.

An aerial support drone was also deployed to assist in the operation.

This was the second such gorse fire in the area in the past week.

Three units from the DFB attended the scene at the Lead Mines near Kilternan after a small fire quickly became an out-of-control one.

With reporting from Garreth MacNamee

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