Coillte say around 150 hectares of forestry lost to fires

Coillte says it's lost a minimum of 150 hectares of forestry to fires in recent days as a status red wildfire warning continues.

A new fire broke out at Rockmarshall, east of Dundalk in Co Louth at around ten o'clock last night.

Workers at the state forestry agency along with local firefighters and the Air Corps are continuing to deal with fires at Loch a Toraigh (PRON: lock a tory) in south Galway, Tubbercurry in Co Sligo and Hortland on the Kildare-Meath border.

There's an explosives factory near the Hortland fire -- but Mick Power, national estates risk manager with Coillte, says it seems to be under control.