Major gorse fire near Castlederg

A major gorse fire lit up the skies around the Drumquin area on Wednesday night.

These photographs taken by Declan Burke capture the scale of the blaze, thought to be on the Slieveglass mountain.

It is not known at this stage how much damage has been caused by the fire.


In previous years, the NI Fire and Rescue Service have been tasked to hundreds of gorse fires particularly during prolonged periods of dry weather.


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