Crews deal with mountainside gorse fire

Published Sunday, 20 April 2014
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Emergency crews have dealt with a large gorse fire in Co Down.

Crews deal with mountainside gorse fire
It involved whins and gorse over about four hectares. (© Pacemaker)

The blaze broke out on the mountainside at Ballagh Bridge, Ballagh Road, in Newcastle on Sunday.

A statement from the NI Fire and Rescue Service said it involved around four hectares of wildland and the flames were being fanned by high winds.

Eight appliances and 45 firefighters were at the scene. The fire was brought under control at 6pm.

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