Latest: Fire crews battling forest fire in West Cork say fire brought under control, caution urged in area 

Latest: Fire crews battling forest fire in West Cork say fire brought under control, caution urged in area 

Still from a video showing the damage a forest fire in West Cork caused. Picture: Bantry Fire Brigade

Latest:

Fire crews in West Cork battling a forest fire at Shiplake, Dunmanway say the fire has now been brought under control. 

They are advising however that there is still a lot of smoke in the area.

From earlier:

Fire crews in West Cork are battling a significant forest fire at Shiplake, Dunmanway.

Crews from Dunmanway, Clonakilty and Bantry are in attendance and are being assisted by the Irish Air Corps.

In a post on social media, Bantry Fire Service said that there is smoke on the roads and it urged people to avoid the area.

Fire crews in the city and county have attended at a number of forest fires over the weekend.

Elsewhere, crews are also battling significant forest fires at Killarney National Park as well as on the Mourne Mountains.

The fires occurred during an orange ‘high risk’ forest fire warning issued by the Government which will remain in place until Monday.

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