Two firefighters have been injured while battling a massive wildfire in Dublin.
Smoke was visible across the city yesterday after the gorse fire broke out on Killiney hill yesterday evening. The blaze has since been brought under control however firefighters remain at the scene to dampen down hotspots.
The Irish Air Corps is also being used to dump water on the area.
Seven pumps and two water tankers were on the scene last night trying to bring the blaze under control, that came within metres of some homes.
There are still 7️⃣ pumps and 2️⃣ water tankers on scene at #Killiney.
There are two areas of operations to protect houses on Glenaula Road and Ballinclea Heights. All the residents are safe.
Firefighters will remain on scene throughout the night to fight the fire 1/2 pic.twitter.com/FnyfMiNzN4
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) July 25, 2022
Posting on Twitter, the DFB said two firefighters were taken to hospital after suffering minor injuries during the operation, which saw a number of houses evacuated as a precaution.
There were two areas of operations to protect houses on Glenaula Road and Ballinclea Heights but the fire brigade said all the residents were safe.
People were being asked to avoid the area and to keep windows closed.
Follow @98FM online for all the latest news