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Firefighters tackle large gorse fire

A large gorse fire occurred in Co. Cork last night (Thursday, March 26th), following a dry spell of weather.

Two units, from Bantry and Schull, were deployed to the scene of the incident in the west of the county shortly after 7pm.

In a statement on the matter on Twitter, a spokesperson for Bantry Fire Brigade, said: “5 mins of dry weather and they’re off….Bantry and Schull crews currently dealing with gorse fire tonight.”

In a tweet, which was posted shortly after 9:30pm, the spokesperson for Bantry Fire Brigade said the fire was extinguished and crews were returning to the station.

Image source: Bantry Fire Brigade Twitter

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