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Dublin: 6 °C Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Family stage escape as car engulfed in flames in Dublin Mountains heather fire

A TV3 cameraman came to their aid as they emerged from thick smoke.

A FAMILY’S CAR caught fire after it went off-road in the Dublin Mountains and got caught in a heather fire yesterday.

A TV3 cameraman came to the rescue of the family who got into difficulty. In a video shared by the broadcaster (click here to see it), the cameraman is seen putting his equipment down and being handed a child. He then puts the child in a silver car close to the camera.

Dublin Fire Brigade shared a picture of the burned-out car after the fire was put out:

“Unfortunately a car was destroyed in today’s gorse fire [in the] Dublin Mountains after a change in wind direction ruined visibility on the road,” it said on Twitter.

DFB Source: Dublin Fire Brigade

Gorse fires are widespread at this time of year, due to dry vegetation and things like cigarette butts being thrown aside by walkers.

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