FIREFIGHTERS FIGHTING MASSIVE FOREST FIRE IN CONNEMARA

Current weather conditions have created ‘a perfect storm’ for forest fires, according to Coillte.

Firefighters are using helicopters to dump water on a large fire in the country’s biggest forest in Connemara.

The blaze in Cloosh Valley has already destroyed one in four trees in the forest.

Ciaran Fallon, Communications Director with Coillte, says they’re using helicopters to dump water on the fires.

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