West Donegal gorse fires now under control

Fires that raged through parts of the west Donegal for three days -- destroying thousands of acres in their path -- are finally under control.

The fire at Dungloe has been closed down this morning, while the fire in the Ardara/Glenties area is under comtrol.

Firefighters assisted by the Defence Forces and Air Corps personell are still tackling a blaze in the Muckish mountain area, but its hoped the blaze will be under control by lunchtime.

Chief Fire Officer in Donegal Bobby McMenimam has the latest: