Gorse fire warning due to heatwave conditions

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Gorse fire warning due to heatwave conditions
20:41 Saturday 23rd of June 2018

The Department of Agriculture has issued an Orange warning for fire due to current dry conditions and forecasted high temperatures.

Thermometers are due to remain in the mid 20s for much of next week, and the fire warning is to remain in place until 12pm on Thursday.

Dublin Fire Brigade have also asked people not to light barbecues outside of designated areas and to always take care when disposing of cigarettes.

People are also advised to take care when parking, particularly in restricted areas, to ensure emergency services have access when needed.

A number of units from Dublin Fire Brigade are currently tackling a number of forest fires.

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