Donegal firefighters tackle 16 gorse/hill fires

Donegal Firefighters battled 16 gorse and hill fires over the course of the weekend.

These included a fire on the side of Sliabh Sneacht between Buncrana and Carndonagh and a gorse fire in the Kinnego / Illies area near Buncrana. Other fires were reported in the west of the county.

Donegal's Chief Fire Officer Bobby McMenamin says given the amount of fires reported,one could suspect that some are likely to have been started deliberately: