A gorse wildfire in north Dublin, that was burning for several hours yesterday, has been brought under control.
Three units of the Dublin fire brigade worked to bring the blaze near Balscadden in Howth under control, eventually suppressing the fire overnight.
Firefighters from Kilbarrack, North Strand and Phibsborough stations were involved in the operation.
Operations have finished at the #Howth gorse wildfire. Firefighters from Kilbarrack, North Strand and Phibsborough stations were able to suppress the fire. A water relay was in place to provide supplies to the fire ground. pic.twitter.com/kvDrWDZD3T
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) March 21, 2022
Officers are warning vegetation is at risk from fire due to the recent dry spell.
They're advising the public to avoid lighting campfires and barbeques outside of designated areas and say all smoking materials should be disposed of in a responsible manner.
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