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Dramatic-looking fire at Killiney Hill not thought to be serious

Dublin Fire Brigade say they haven’t dispatched any units to the scene, and that it may be a low-level gorse fire.

(Image: Kevin Cassidy)

BEACH-GOERS ARRIVING AT Killiney in South County Dublin this afternoon were greeted with an arresting scene – thick plumes of smoke emitting from the top of Killiney Hill, near the landmark ‘obelisk’.

But in-spite of the dramatic volcano-like appearance of the fire, the incident is not thought to be serious.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, a spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade said no units had been dispatched to the area, and that it may be “something inconsequential, like a gorse fire”.

A worker at Killiney Dart Station said there appeared to be a “very large fire” at the top of the hill, but that it didn’t look like it was close to any residential areas.

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