A TV3 cameraman can be seen helping a family emerging from thick smoke in the Dublin mountains yesterday.
Dublin Fire Brigade has tweeted a photo of their burned-out car. 3News reports it went up in flames after the family fled the vehicle which came off the Old Military Road.
The gorse and heather fire is one of many blazes that fire crews are dealing with because of the heatwave.
Dublin Fire Brigade has three units at the scene of two smouldering fires at the Sugarloaf in Wicklow and Brannockstown in Meath this morning.
Both have been brought under control.
Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford are the most vulnerable spots for forest fires according to Coillte.