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Fire crews tackle large gorse fire in Strabane

Published 02/06/2016

Stroanback gorse fire: Fire crews are battling two mile fire front in the area. PSNI air support are assisting. Photo: PSNI
Stroanback gorse fire: Fire crews are battling two mile fire front in the area. PSNI air support are assisting. Photo: PSNI
Stroanback gorse fire: Fire crews are battling two mile fire front in the area

Fire crews are tackling a large gorse fire at Stroanback in the Dunnyboe area of Strabane.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Currently six fire appliances and 45 firefighters are dealing with a two-mile fire front in the area. Firefighters are using beaters to deal with the fire.

"An NIFRS Command Support Unit vehicle and the Fire Emergency Support Service vehicle are also in assistance at the scene."

 PSNI Air Support is assisting with the operation.

There are no further details at this stage.

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