Cork City and County Fire Service tackle several gorse fires over weekend

Cork City and County Fire Service tackle several gorse fires over weekend

Cork city fire service were dealing with several gorse fires on Saturday.

Cork City Fire Service were dealing with several gorse fires on Saturday.

The Ballyvolane crew were called to several incidents over the course of the day.

In the County, crews from Dunmanway, Clonakilty and Bantry were also put to work with a forest fire in Shiplake, Dunmanway.

Gorse fires in Cork City on Saturday April 24. Pic: Cork City Fire Service.
Gorse fires in Cork City on Saturday April 24. Pic: Cork City Fire Service.

The fires occurred as a blaze continues to burn at Killarney National Park as well as on the Mourne Mountains.

The fires occurred during a orange ‘high risk’ forest fire warning issued by the Government until Monday.

People are being asked to avoid all outdoor fires and open ignition sources and landowners are urged to obey restrictions in relation to land burning.

Cork city fire service reminded members of the public to call 999/112 in an emergency.

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