Northern Ireland

Large gorse fire on Slieve Donard in Mournes

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Image caption A gorse fire at Camlough earlier this week spread to a nearby forest

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service members are currently at the scene of a large gorse fire in the Mourne Mountains in County Down.

The fire is high on Slieve Donard above Bloody Bridge.

No firefighters are tackling the blaze at the moment as it is not endangering any life or property.

A Fire and Rescue Service crew, however, is keeping watch on the situation.

Firefighters tackled two large gorse fires on Wednesday at Camlough Mountain and at Mallaboy Lane, Dunloy, County Antrim.