The fire service in Co Kerry is urging land owners to co-operate after a wildfire at Killarney National Park was finally extinguished last night.
Footage from the Irish Air Corp shows efforts to put out a gorse fire in Killarney National Parkhttps://t.co/YkgbyRRa49— RTÉ News (@rtenews) April 10, 2015
The blaze, which had been burning for days, was brought under control after rain fell in the area.
The Kerry Fire and Rescue Service issued an appeal to land owners to contact them in advance of lighting fires in the open.
An Air Corps AW139 with a 1000-litre Bambi bucket is helping to douse a gorse fire in Killarney National Park. pic.twitter.com/HrwBtSYBlH— Paschal Sheehy (@PaschalSheehy) April 10, 2015
Chief Fire Officer with Kerry Fire and Rescue Service, Michael Hession, said they were thankful for a fortunate turn in the weather yesterday.
"We're fortunate today, but the weather can come on top of that and play a major role, and an uncontrollable role, with wildland fire spread," he said.
"We have found ourselves in the situation where homes have been at risk in several of the areas where fires have been underway in the county."