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Ireland Fire crews battle Howth gorse fire in toasty temperatures - and more expected in continuing dry weather

14:26  09 june  2018
14:26  09 june  2018 Source:   independent.ie

Dublin Fire Brigade battle a "well developed" fire in Dublin 4

  Dublin Fire Brigade battle a Dublin Fire Brigade battle a "well developed" fire in Dublin 4Crew from Donnybrook, Tara Street, Dolphin's Barn and North Strand were called to battle the domestic fire near Ailesbury Road, which is believed to have started in the kitchen.

The last crew left the scene at 8.30pm once the blaze was brought under control.

CREWS OF FIREFIGHTERS are continuing to battle a gorse fire on Ireland’s Eye at Howth today. A fire first broke out on Thursday and the Air Corps helicopter was called in to drop water on the blaze. Source: Ian Stuart-Trainor.

Gorse fire in Howth, county Dublin (Photo: Dublin Fire Brigade) © Provided by Irish Independent Gorse fire in Howth, county Dublin (Photo: Dublin Fire Brigade)

Fire crews are currently battling an ongoing gorse fire in Howth as temperatures in the capital remain a toasty 22 degrees.

Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) have two fire engines and a water tanker from Kilbarrack and North Strand at the scene.

A spokesperson for DFB confirmed to Independent.ie that crews have a third pump on the way to the scene.

"The operation is going well, it's just a case of keeping it under control now," he said.

The alarm was raised in the early hours of this morning, as fire crews say they are expecting "more fires of this type" in the dry weather.

Woman and three young children have lucky escape after car bursts into flames on busy motorway in Co Clare

  Woman and three young children have lucky escape after car bursts into flames on busy motorway in Co Clare A woman and three young children had a narrow escape this afternoon after their car burst into flames on a busy motorway in Co Clare. The black Peugeot was travelling north from Ennis on the M18 motorway when the woman noticed smoke coming form her vehicle. She managed to bring her car to a stop in the hard shoulder and evacuate the three children to safety.Three units of the fire brigade from Ennis along with additional appliances from Shannon Town were sent to the incident which happened less than a kilometre junction 15 at Crusheen.

One year ago Tuesday (March 6) a fire in the same area burned more than 400,000 acres. A busy day for crews battling to contain Kansas wildfires continues as Monday afternoon approaches the evening.

Fire crews battling a gorse blaze on Howth Head have contained the outbreak. Every three or four years we get a big fire because the grass and gorse has grown very tall and dry – it’s just like kindling.”

The temperatures in Dublin are to remain 22 degrees inland and 19 degrees on the coast this afternoon, according to Met Éireann.

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