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PICS: Huge Gorse Fires Raged Across Ireland Over The Weekend

By Alana Laverty

April 23, 2017 at 3:25pm


There were reports of multiple illegal gorse fires across Co. Cork, Co. Kerry and Co. Clare this weekend. 

According to The Irish Times, approximately 10 to 15 acres of forestry was destroyed in the fires, some of which burned for over 24 hours. 

At least fifty members from fire crews fought blazes on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Co. Clare

Co. Kerry

Credit: John Delea 

Co. Cork

Header image: Bantry Fire Brigade 

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