WATCH: Cork Fire Fighters Battle Enormous Forest Blaze

Can you imagine seeing this coming towards you?


The dry weather recently has meant that gorse and forest fires have been rampant all over the country, with the devastating effects clearly seen in Cork yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters from Bantry Fire Brigade were called to a forest fire that had spread over hundreds of acres in the Kealkil area of west Cork.

Can you imagine facing down that blaze? Truly terrifying.

Bantry Fire Station Commander Ian Vickery told Breaking News that they did not yet know the cause of the fire and that it was a "major blaze".

“It spread to both sides of the road. In the video we shot you are only seeing a small portion of the fire, it was also behind the person recording the clip" he added.

It took firefighters several hours to get the fire under control.

READ NEXT: Motorists Will Be Delighted With This Latest News On Petrol Prices

Written By

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Deputy Editor at Lovin Media Group, Sarah is obsessed with food and travel.She's also never come into the office without winged eyeliner. Seriously, not even once.Email: Social: @sazzyclay