Gorse fire closes NI road

A firefighter tackling a gorse fire. (Archive pic)
A firefighter tackling a gorse fire. (Archive pic)

A busy road in Northern Ireland has been closed because of a gorse fire.

The Lough Fea road near Cookstown is closed in both directions due to the smoke from the fire.

The fire is causing visibility problems for motorists and the PSNI has advised people to seek alternative routes, if possible.

More to follow.