Major forest fire in Wicklow

Photo by Jonathan Looby

Crews from Coilte and the Fire Service are battling a significant bushfire at Cron Woods near Enskerry in County Wicklow.

An Air Force helicopter was available to assist.

Coilte is asking the public to avoid outdoor fires and other open ignition sources such as barbecues and cigarettes at this time.

Wicklow Fire Service Chief Officer Aidan Dempsey said the people who started the fire were likely to have started it accidentally.

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