Fire & Rescue Service warns of weekend wildfires
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has warned the public to be aware of the increased risk of wildfires this weekend.
6 Fire Appliances are currently in attendance at a gorse fire at Bloody Bridge, Newcastle.
Throughout today Firefighters have responded to a number of wildfires, including two significant ones in the Mourne Mountains.
The incident is no longer being treated as a major incident, however more than 30 Firefighters remain at the scene.
At the height of the fire over 100 Firefighters, including 9 Officers, 15 Pumping Appliances and 10 Specialist Appliance were dealing with the incident.
From 6pm on 31 October – 1am on 1 November we received 68 emergency calls and responded to 44 operational incidents.
4 Fire Appliances attended a fire in a derelict block of flats on Ross Street, Belfast.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a man who died following a fire on Clooney Terrace, Derry/Londonderry.
On Thursday 2 September at 10.26am, we were called to reports of a fire at a recycling plant on Downpatrick Road, Killough. Over the course of the incident Crews from across Northern Ireland responded to the incident…
NIFRS dealt with a significant increase in emergency calls and mobilisations to bonfire related incidents over the 9th, 10th and 11th July.