A fire has broken out in a field in the Doneraile area of North Co. Cork.
The fire was first reported this afternoon, July 12th, by C103 Cork, with reports that straw ignited on a farmer’s land in the area. The Buttevant to Doneraile road is now closed as a result of the huge blaze, with several residents in the area already having been evacuated.
Units of the Cork County Fire service and Fire Units from Mallow, Charleville and Killmallock are attempting to control the blaze this afternoon, with road visibility said to be badly affected. The fire was first reported about 1:30pm and is thought to have been started accidentally.
Emergency services remain on the scene. More to follow.
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