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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 23 January, 2020

Dublin Fire Brigade fighting large gorse fire near the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains

Small fires quickly gathered pace at the area near Kilternan in the south of the county.

UNITS OF THE Dublin Fire Brigade are at the scene of a gorse fire at the Lead Mines near Kilternan in the south of the county.

Small fires this morning quickly grew, as units from Dun Laoghaire attended the scene.

A spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade told that three units are currently at the scene near the Wicklow Mountains, and described it as a “large gorse fire”.

Air support is also nearby, with a drone being used in the operation, the spokesperson said.

In a later tweet, Dublin Fire Brigade urged the public not to light BBQs or campfires except in designated areas.

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