Mourne Mountains
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Northern Ireland gorse fires 'deliberately started'

Ferocious gorse fires on the Mourne Mountains were deliberately started according to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

Group commander John Allen said that in the opinion of the service there was evidence to suggest more than one person was responsible.

People have been urged not to walk or camp on the Mournes over the next few days as firefighters attempt to contain the fires.

  • 01 May 2011