28/04/2022

Ongoing Gorse Fire On Cave Hill

A number of firefighters remain at the scene of an ongoing gorse fire on Cave Hill in north Belfast, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) has reported.

The NIFRS responded to reports of the wildfire on Wednesday evening. NIFRS said that firefighters were continuing to monitor the fire, with specialist wildfire officers and a drone deployed for the operation.
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The public are being urged to continue to avoid the area and nearby residents have been advised to continue to keep their doors and windows closed.




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