Major gorse fire near Frenchpark in Roscommon

Fire services and a helicopter are battling a major gorse fire in the Frenchpark area of Roscommon tonight.

There are no houses in danger, but the fire is near a substantial area of Coillte forestry nearby and efforts are being made to stop it reaching the forestry.

It’s mainly bogland that has been burned so far and fire services hope to bring it under control shortly.

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