Friday 20 October 2017

Emergency services battle Bray gorse fire - a day after it started

A gorse fire in Bray from last weekend. Photo: Oskars Rozentals
A gorse fire in Bray from last weekend. Photo: Oskars Rozentals

EMERGENCY services remain at the scene of a gorse fire in Bray– almost 19 hours after it first started.

Units from the Dublin Fire Brigade remain at Bray Head this morning after a gorse fire broke out yesterday around midday.

The fire has led to severe some throughout the Bray area and has caused some visibility issues for motorists.

The upper and lower cliff walks around the area were closed by gardaí yesterday to prevent the public of accessing the popular scenic walk.

Although the fire is extensive, officers say it does not pose any risk to properties around the area.

Spokesmen for the Dublin Fire Brigade told independent.ie that units battled the blaze overnight and remain at the scene.

He added the fire has now been brought under control.

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