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Donegal Fire service are battling a gorse fire near Killybegs. The fire is by the R263 road, in the townland of Largy. Four fire engines are in attendendance who are being assisted by a Coillte helicopter. Director of Emergency Service with Donegal County Council, Garry Martin is currently at the…

The warm, dry weather is increasing the risk of wildfires this Easter weekend. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have issued a Condition Orange Warning which is in place until the 6th of April. Farmers and members of the public are being asked to be extra vigilant in…

The N59 Sligo to Ballina road has now fully reopened. It had been reduced to one lane at Culleens due to smoke from a forest fire in the area. Both Sligo and Mayo Fire Services were battling it since last Wednesday. A number of gorse and forest fires took place…

A gorse fire in Co. Sligo this afternoon has been contained. Following call outs to fires in Doorly Park and Cairns wood, two crews from Sligo Fire Service and one from Mayo attended the incident in the townland of Drumbaun near Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo at 10.30am this morning. The crews…

Fire crews have contained gorse fires along the Donegal/Fermanagh border. Late last night, the fires were observed on Breesy Mountain. A fire in Co. Leitrim earlier this week is believed to have been started deliberately causing €500,000 worth of damage. Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, says that burnt land is…

The Chief fire officer in Donegal has warned of the dangers of gorse fires at present in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. Joseph McTaggart has issued the warning ahead of the time of year when these fires are traditionally an issue. Speaking to earlier to Ocean FM News the…