Firefighters battling to stop Cobh wildfire spreading 

The large blaze is in a field near the water tower in the Ticknock area of Cobh.
Firefighters battling to stop Cobh wildfire spreading 

Locals are asked to avoid the area as firefighters work to bring the fire under control. Picture: Rob Lydon

Firefighters are battling to prevent a wildfire from spreading to homes and a petrol station in a Cork harbour town.

Two units of the Cork County Fire service - one from Cobh and one from Midleton - are on the scene of the large blaze in a field near the water tower in the Ticknock area of Cobh.

Locals are asked to avoid the hill for the moment while the Fire Service bring it under control.

The alarm was raised at 12:50pm and firefighters are still at the scene.

The scene of the fire in Cobh this afternoon. Picture: @PhotosCork/Twitter
The scene of the fire in Cobh this afternoon. Picture: @PhotosCork/Twitter

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