Saturday 24 June 2017

Gorse fire sweeps through scenic Sheep's Head peninsula

Photo: Bantry Fire Brigade/ ‏@BantryFire
Photo: Bantry Fire Brigade/ ‏@BantryFire
Photo: Bantry Fire Brigade/ ‏@BantryFire

Geraldine Gittens

Two fire engines and a tanker are dealing with a forest fire in county Cork.

The gorse fire is currently sweeping through the scenic Sheep’s Head peninsula.

Meanwhile, nearby in Kerry, one unit of Kenmare Fire Service was tasked this evening to a gorse fire in Gortamullen.

The fire is reported to be burning over a substantial area of hillside.

Yesterday, the first gorse fire of the season in Laois was reported near Ballyfin.

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