A gorse fire broke out in Co. Limerick late on Wednesday night, July 25th.
The fire occurred at Knockfierna Hill, a heritage area near Ballingarry, Co. Limerick. Units were deployed from two local stations shortly after the fire was reported to emergency services late on Wednesday night.
According to reports, the Limerick fire and rescue teams were battling to control the blaze for over 10 hours. A helicopter was also deployed to help control the flames and the team of firefighters were able to contain it to one area. An investigation is ongoing into the cause of the fire and there have been no reports of any injuries as of yet.
Although the weather has become cooler recently, the wildfire risk has been updated to a Condition Orange High Fire Risk. This came into effect from Wednesday, July 25th, and will remain in place until July 30th.
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