House damaged as gorse fire hits Ranafast

Fire crews from Dungloe are this (Wednesday) evening attending a gorse fire near Ranafast that has caused an oil tank to explode.

The fire in an area of Ranafast called Loch na nDeoran has burned a large area of bog land and trees. Several houses are in close proximity to the fire.

An oil tank at a nearby house caught fire and exploded causing some damage to the soffit on the gable end of the house.

Fire crews are using foam to dampen down the area of the oil explosion. The gorse has been extinguished.