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Nine fire engines sent to another gorse fire on Howth Hill

The recent fire comes after a blaze last week that lasted for a number of days and burned up to 40 acres of Howth Hill.

A similar fire on Howth Summit last Thursday.
A similar fire on Howth Summit last Thursday.
Image: Robin Blandford via Instragram

THE DUBLIN FIRE Brigade were at the scene of another gorse fire on Howth Hill last night.

A local resident called the DFB at around 10.15pm to say another fire had broken out near homes on Thormanby Road just off the summit.

At the height of the blaze there were nine fire vehicles involved trying to bring the fire under control.

The fire is stilling burning at the moment but a spokesperson for the DFB told TheJournal.ie that “it is contained” and it’s now down to two vehicles at the scene.

He added that no homes are currently at risk.

The recent fire comes after a blaze last week that lasted for a number of days and burned up to 40 acres of Howth Hill before being brought under control by fire fighters.

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