Firefighters battling 10-acre gorse fire

Firefighters are tackling a 10-acre gorse fire near Tollymore Forest in Co Down.

Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 10:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 10:03 am
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has issued a statement on the incident

The NI Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said the blaze on Drinnahilly Mountain outside Newcastle began at about 1.20am on Wednesday.

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Eight fire appliances and 46 firefighters, along with specialist wildfire officers, are working to bring the fire under control.

NIFRS said operations are “likely to continue throughout the day”.