Recent rain has not diminished the risk of wildfires

Damage done to Sally Gap by forest fires. Photo: Gavin Delaney.

Wicklow fire services are calling on members of the public to be careful by not lighting fires during the dry spell.

“Recent rain has not diminished the risk of wildfires, so please do the right things and keep our communities and environment safe by not lighting campfires, BBQs in designated areas and no cigarette butts.”

A gorse fire burn’t for almost 48 hours on Bray head last weekend, during the week Fire services attended fires in Carnew, Tinahely, Rathdrum, Wicklow Town and Djouce wood.

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