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|Date, Time:||Wednesday 25 July 2018, 5.27pm|
|Location:||Drinnahilly Mountain, Newcastle|
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service was called to a forest fire in the Drinnahilly Mountain area close to Tollymore Forest park at 5.27pm on 25 July 2018.
A total of 8 pumping appliances and 4 specialist appliances with 60 firefighters and specialist Wildfire Officers attended the incident.
The incident affected approximately 8-10 acres of wildfire materials.
Fire Crews worked to contain the fire but had to withdraw from the area due to night-fall and potential danger to personnel. A Fire Crew remained at the scene throughout the night to monitor the situation.
On the morning of 26 July, 5 appliances, the Specialist Rescue Team and specialist Wildfire Officers attended the incident to continue firefighting.
2 Irish Air Corps helicopters assisted NIFRS with firefighting operations over 2 days.
1 helicopter was involved in aerial firefighting and 1 was use for command and control.
The incident was dealt with at 9.44am on 29 July 2018.