Firefighters have been battling through the night to bring a massive gorse fire in Cork under control.
Four units of the fire brigade are at the scene at Guagán Barra where at one point the fire came within 100 metre of a farmhouse.
— Bantry Fire Brigade (@BantryFire) April 21, 2017
Gougane Barra fire continues into the night... pic.twitter.com/EJTIwV12x8
— Gougane Barra Hotel (@gouganebarra) April 23, 2017
The crazy thing about Gougane Barra in Co. Cork is that, even when on fire, it looks amazing. Hope the hotel and church remain unscathed. pic.twitter.com/c2AR5Pcgrz
— Jack Eason (@realJackEason) April 23, 2017
According to RTÉ, the fire was 5 kilometres wide at one point and is slowly being brought under control.
(header pic credit: Gougane Barra Hotel)