Firefighters battle second gorse fire - fireworks and barbecue found at first blaze
Published 29/10/2016 | 17:35
The fire brigade has quenched a second major gorse blaze in Howth, North Dublin this evening.
This is the second fire that they have dealt with in the area this week.
In a tweet Dublin Fire Brigade said they found fireworks and the remainder of a barbecue at the scene of the first fire.
A spokesman confirmed that the second blazer was brought under control at 2pm on Saturday.
Lighting an illegal firework in any place could carry up to a €10,000 fine and five years imprisonment.
The Dublin Fire Service are advising people to be careful in the countryside, especially in dry weather.
This time last night we were responding to gorse fire on Howth. 3 pumps for almost 4 hours. It was likely caused by fireworks found at scene pic.twitter.com/RMlhpNufC4— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) October 28, 2016