Tuesday 17 January 2017

Gorse fire sweeps through scenic Sheep's Head peninsula

Geraldine Gittens

Published 18/03/2016 | 20:23

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

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

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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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