Northern Ireland

Newcastle: More than 30 firefighters tackle gorse fires

More than 30 firefighters have been called to deal with large gorse fires in Newcastle, County Down.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) was alerted to fires at Tullybrannigan Road at 15:00 BST.

NIFRS group commander Keith Black said eight fire appliances were sent to the area, but the operation has since been scaled back.

He said the fires have now been brought under control. It is not yet known how they started.