Fire crews continue to tackle Bunbeg gorse fire

Fire crews are continuing - some 7 hours later - to try and bring a serious gorse fire under control in the Bunbeg area.

The fire was initially extinguished last night but reignited this morning. Fire crews have been on the scene since 8am but are experiencing difficulties trying to control it.

Very dense smoke and difficult terrain is making the job difficult for the fire crews in the pier road area of Bunbeg.

It is understood a recent wind change is now resulting in the fire burning back towards Bunbeg despite initial hopes it would burn out to the sea shore.

There is no immediate danger to property but this situation could change with the recent change of direction of the fire.

There is huge cloud of dense smoke over the Bunbeg and Derrybeg area that can be seen for miles.