Irish Coastguard assist NIFRS battling blaze on Glenshane Pass


The Irish Coastguard has been working in Co Derry assisting the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service battle a gorse fire on the Glenshane Pass in Dungiven.
The fire service received a report of the blaze at around 5am yesterday  with 4 appliances and a Command Support Unit deployed to the scene of the 1.5km long fire front.
NIFRS Crews maintained a presence overnight preventing the fire front from encroaching into the forest area.
The Irish Coastguard helicopter was on the scene today, working with fire crews.

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