Fire brigade issue warning about risk of outdoor fires in dry weather

Dublin Fire Brigade is warning people not to light fires outside designated areas during the current dry spell.

The Department of Agriculture has also issued an Orange warning for fire due to the current conditions and expected high temperatures over the coming days.

Dublin Fire Brigade was called to a number of forest fires and gorse fires, around the Dublin area yesterday.

Firefighters from Tallaght, Rathfarnham and Townsend Street attended a blaze at Saggart with a helicopter provided by the forestry service Coillte.

Crews also dealt with fires at Puck's Castle, in South County Dublin and at Dollymount Strand on Dublin's Northside.

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