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Dublin: 13 °C Monday 10 August, 2020

Firefighters continue to battle gorse fire on Ireland's Eye

Two Dublin Fire Brigade crews were send out to the island today.

CREWS OF FIREFIGHTERS are continuing to battle a gorse fire on Ireland’s Eye at Howth today.

A fire first broke out on Thursday and the Air Corps helicopter was called in to drop water on the blaze.

Source: Ian Stuart-Trainor

It was brought under control but today firefighters took a boat back out to the island to tackle another fire.

Source: Ian Stuart-Trainor

A spokespserson said two crews were sent to the island to try to get control of the blaze again.

On Twitter, Dublin Fire Brigade said it is unknown at present whether the fires were started deliberately, noting these types of fires are always “more prevalent during prolonged dry spell”.

They will be monitoring progress throughout the day, as gorse fires can rapidly get out of control.

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