Fire crew called to tackle Cooley gorse fire

The fire can be seen from Dundalk.

The fire can be seen from Dundalk.

Fire crews were called on to tackle a gorse fire on the Cooley Pennisula this lunchtime.

Smoke could be seen rising up over the mountains since this morning, with high temperatures creating a perfect environment for the fires to run wild.

Speaking to the Dundalk Democrat, Louth County Council fire officer Eamon Woulfe said: “They are waiting on the fire, which is currently in a hollow at the moment. When it reaches higher ground they will beat it out.”

Mr Woulfe believes this could be the first of a number of gorse fires that could hit the region due to this week’s high temperatures. 
“We’ll know more in the next few days.”


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