Update: 10pm: A fire on Curracloe beach in Wexford has been brought under control.
The Defence Minister Paul Kehoe has visited the popular tourist spot this evening, after it broke out in the sand dunes.
He met members of the emergency services and Air Corps, which were tasked with putting out the blaze.
An AW139 helicopter left Baldonnel just before 7pm after its help was needed.
Minister Kehoe is commending Wexford Fire Brigade, especially its chief Fire Officer Paul L'Estrange, Gardaí, the ambulance service and the Air Corps.
Earlier: Co Wexford beach evacuated over fire
A beach in Co Wexford is being evacuated due to a fire.
Emergency services are attending the scene to tackle the blaze.
The sand dunes of #curracloe #beach in #WEXFORD are on fire & people are asked to stay away as homes & cars in the packed Sunday car park are in danger..people are asked to stay away 2 help the emergency services @beat102103 @NewstalkFM @JOEdotie @farmersjournal @rtenews @TodayFM pic.twitter.com/oNpBf8w5iT— Barry Dempsey (@barryde78) July 22, 2018
It broke out at about a quarter past one this afternoon.
Gardaí and a number of fire brigade units are at the scene from the Raven to Curracloe.
Mad fire in Curracloe Beach Co Wexford at the moment pic.twitter.com/K65QFdSV1S— Padraig OBrien (@padnandos1) July 22, 2018
They say the incident is ongoing and the beach reeds are on fire.
Speaking to Beat 102 103, Jack Tim Murphy from the Surf Shack Curracloe, says he raised the alarm.
- Digital Desk