Firefighters continue to monitor major gorse fire in the Dublin mountains
Dublin Fire Brigade are continuing to monitor a large gorse fire in the Dublin mountains this morning.
Three fire engines from Dun Laoghaire and Rathfarnham stations were called to the blaze that broke out just after 6pm yesterday.
Fire up the Dublin mountains (hellfire club?) . Saw a HUGE explosion too!! pic.twitter.com/EEX6Xt4Zek— eoinzy (@eoinzy) January 25, 2017
Fire in the Dublin mountains from the Luas. Looks post apocalyptic. pic.twitter.com/6z9JgclGf6— Jordan Young (@jordany) January 25, 2017
The fire is understood to have broken out on the Glencullen side the mountains.
Smoke was reported across South Dublin County overnight due to the wildfire.
Strong wind to carry the smell of smoke from the Dublin mountains gorse fire some distance.
"If worried, close your windows," they advised.
The fire service said they were continuing to monitor the blaze with their colleagues in Coilte.