Goats have been suggested as a way of preventing future gorse fires in south Dublin.
Firefighters have been battling a serious wildfire in Killiney since Monday that saw two crew members injured and a number of residents evacuated.
The flames came within metres of the properties and a kerosene tank.
Firefighters from Donnybrook, Dun Laoghaire and Rathfarnham worked throughout the day at the gorse #wildfire on Mullins Hill in Killiney
Tonight, two fire engines remain on scene dealing with fires pic.twitter.com/DhjqrGbpa6
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) July 28, 2022
Local councillor Hugh Lewis says goats have been successfully introduced in Howth to keep vegetation low and create natural fire breaks.
He's proposing Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown considers a similar strategy to sustainably mitigate against the increasing risk of gorse fires.
Main image: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter page
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