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WATCH: Drone Footage Shows The Extent Of Yesterday's Gorse Fire In Howth

By Alana Laverty

May 3, 2017 at 8:44am

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Plumes of smoke surrounded Dublin's coastline yesterday evening as a gorse fire engulfed Howth Head. 

Four units, including one high-volume pump, from Kilbarrack, North Strand, Phibsborough and Tara Street HQ rushed to the scene after 5.30pm and began to tackle the fire.



Teams used drones equipped with FLIR-thermal software to watch from above, detect hot spots and help concentrate firefighting operations. 

Things began to wind down after midnight once crews got the fire under control. 

Insane efforts - fair play to all involved in containing and extinguishing the blaze. 

Header image: @DubFireBrigade

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