Number of gorse fires in West Donegal

Donegal's Chief Fire Officer has called on the public to be cautious after a number of gorse fires were sparked in the west of the county over recent days.

The fire service tackled three gorse fires in the Crolly, Hornhead, Falcarragh and Dunfanaghy areas over recent days stretching the services resources.

While it hasnt been determined if the fires were started accidentally or deliberately Bobby McMenamin says given the current ground conditions a discarded cigarette would be enough to spark a gorse fire.