14 June 2023
A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Spokesperson said:
“NIFRS is in attendance at 2 separate wildfire incidents this afternoon involving a large number of Firefighters and Fire Appliances.
“At 1.56pm we were called to a gorse fire on Ballyemon Road, Glenariff. 10 Fire Appliances, 1 High Volume Pump and Specialist Wildfire Officers are currently in attendance.
“At 11.30am we were called to a separate gorse fire on Corleaghan Road, Clogher. There are currently 4 Fire Appliances, a Water Tanker, a High Volume Pump and a Command Support Unit in attendance.
“These incidents are ongoing and so the public is advised to avoid these areas.
“The gorse fire at Slievenaman Road, Newcastle, which we were called to at 5.03am this morning, was extinguished at 4.02pm.”