Fire fighters still battling bogland blaze in Castlerea

Fire services are continuing to fight a blaze at bogland in the Castlerea area of Roscommon this morning.

Up to three units from Elphin, Ballaghaderreen and Boyle are understood to be at the scene on bogland between Fairymount and Bellanagare to contain pockets of fire which have continued to break out overnight and this morning.

A helicopter commissioned by Coillte has also been helping to drop water on the area in an effort to protect a substantial area of Coillte forestry on the bog.