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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 7 July, 2020

A campfire started a gorse fire in the Wicklow Mountains last night

Firefighters also dealt with rubbish being set on fire in a wooded area near a children’s playground.

A GORSE FIRE was started by a campfire in Dún Laoghaire last night.

Dublin Fire Brigade said the fire in Kilternan spread easily despite the rain.

Firefighters have had a busy time dealing with a number of gorse fires in the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains recently.

Seven units of the brigade attended a blaze in the Three Rock mountain area of south Dublin on Thursday night. Firefighters also dealt with a large gorse fire near the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains last weekend.

Meanwhile, a fire was put out near a children’s playground in Ongar, Dublin this week after rubbish was set on fire in a wooded area.

A spokesperson for DFB told that there can be an increase in these types of small fires at this time of the year.

In a statement the spokesperson said, “Dublin Fire Brigade would ask that members of the public be vigilant at this time of year, and report incidents of rubbish being dumped to their Local Authority (Litter Hotline) and suspicious activity should be reported to An Garda Siochana.”

Yesterday firefighters attended a fire at a playground on Hill Street in north Dublin.

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