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Dublin: 9°C Sunday 16 May 2021

Smoke from a gorse fire blocked out the sun in Galway earlier

There were no reports of damage.

IMG_1268 Source: Niamh O'Toole

A GORSE FIRE in Galway sent a massive cloud of smoke over the town of Spiddal this afternoon.

The fire was sparked near a lake earlier today, but the cause is unknown.

Locals reported the smoke rising high into the sky, blocking out the sun at one stage.

There is no reported damage to homes or property and the fire is believed to have been tackled.

Read: Firefighters tackled blazes in Dublin and Wicklow overnight

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