Fire crews battle numerous fires over bank holiday weekend

A Red Warning for gorse, bush and forest fires remains in place until 12 noon today.

Sligo Fire Service aided by Mayo Fire Service, and Coillte in one instance, have battled numerous fires in Co. Sligo this bank holiday weekend.

A gorse fire near Tubbercurry on Saturday was contained by crews while a series of 4 different blazes were being tackled since 5am Sunday.

This includes a large forest fire near Enniscrone and as of last night, crews were once again fighting a blaze around Dromore West after having only left the area half an hour before.

Local authorities, An Garda Siochana and the Fire Service are asking people to be careful when discarding objects that could cause a fire and to report any suspicious activity.