Firefighters tackling blaze in Mournes

Firefighters are currently dealing with a gorse fire in the Mourne Mountains near Newcastle.

Thursday, 19th July 2018, 4:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th July 2018, 5:23 pm
Fire crews are dealing with a gorse fire near Newcastle Co Down. Picture: Philip Magowan / Press Eye

A NIFRS spokeswoman said: “Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service is currently dealing with a gorse fire in the Slieve Commedagh Mountain area of Newcastle.

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“A total of seven fire appliances and specialist Wildfire Officers are currently at the scene tackling approximately five hectares of gorse and whins on fire.

“We are working alongside the Forest Service.”