Saturday 20 January 2018

Fire units fight blaze overnight in north of Dublin

The cause of last week’s fire was thought to be malicious and investigations were ongoing
The cause of last week’s fire was thought to be malicious and investigations were ongoing

A MAJOR gorse fire has broken out overnight in the north of Dublin.

Six units of Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the scene on Howth Hill at 10pm last night to attend to the blaze.

The crews remained there this morning as they bid to keep the fire under control.

There were no reports of any injuries and no evacuations of nearby properties were deemed necessary.

It is not clear how the fire was started.

This is the second blaze on Howth Hill in less than a week.

Last Wednesday, fire crews remained fought another major blaze in the same area last week.

One house was evacuated in accordance with health and safety rules.

The cause of last week’s fire was thought to be malicious and investigations were ongoing.

Gorse fires are not unusual.

Fire can spread rapidly in undergrowth thanks to consistent hot weather and no rain.

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