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Firefighters Injured While Battling Gorse Fire In Dublin

File image: Rolling News

Seven pumps and two water tankers were on scene last night.

Two firefighters have been injured while battling a wildfire in Killiney in south Dublin.

A number of homes were evacuated last night.

Smoke was visible across Dublin city yesterday after a gorse wildfire broke out in Killiney.

Seven pumps and two water tankers were on scene last night trying to bring the blaze under control.

Posting on twitter, the DFB said two firefighters were taken to hospital after suffering minor injuries during the operation which saw a number of houses evacuated as a precaution.

There were two areas of operations to protect houses on Glenaula Road and Ballinclea Heights but the fire brigade said all the residents were safe.

People were being asked to avoid the area and to keep windows closed.

 

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