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Monday 23 April 2018

Fire brigade battle forest fire near popular golf club

Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the area at around 4pm.
Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the area at around 4pm.

Cian Murray

Dublin Fire Brigade spent over six hours fighting forest fires near a popular Dublin golf club today.

The fire brigade was first called to an incident near Dún Laoghaire Golf Club at approximately 4pm and didn't leave the scene until almost 11pm.

A spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade said that they had several different calls reporting the fire today. There was even one person calling from the north side of the city, reporting that they "could see smoke up up in the mountains."

Dublin Fire Brigade has no information about how the fire was started and a spokesperson for the Gardaí said they have not received any reports regarding it.

A spokesperson for Dún Laoghaire Golf Club confirmed that the fire was close to the course, but added that it wasn't a danger to their players.

They said: "It could be seen from the course, but there has been no damage. It was in no way endangering to any of our members and play has continued as normal."

There were no injuries and the fire has now been extinguished.

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