Saturday 25 January 2020

Firefighters battle second gorse fire - fireworks and barbecue found at first blaze

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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.

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