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Operations continue overnight following severe gorse fires in Dublin

Operations continue overnight following severe gorse fires in Dublin

A monitoring operation has continued overnight following severe gorse fires near Kilternan in South County Dublin yesterday.

Dublin Fire Brigade are urging the public not to dispose of rubbish in the hills and only light camp-fires in designated areas.

Units from Dunloghaire, Tallaght and Phibsboro, including a water tanker, were all called to assist in the operation.

It involved cutting down a 110-thousand-volt electricity pole, and bringing in a drone to oversee the direction of the fire.