Firefighters have been battling a large forest fire in Co Down.
The blaze in Castlewellan has been burned since Friday morning.
The fire has swept over a large area of gorse and forest.
Our crews worked tirelessly to fight this fire on Leitrim road, Castlewellan yesterday with operations ongoing today. Please help us to stop these fires which places our personnel and the local community at risk. @NIFRSOFFICIAL pic.twitter.com/s6MvouImcO— NIFRSSouth (@nifrssouth) May 16, 2020
On Saturday afternoon, around 50 firefighters continued to tackle the flames.
Seven pumping units were in attendance, along with a command unit and supervisory officers.
A specialist wildfire response team and specialist rescue team were also involved.
South Down MP Chris Hazzard praised the efforts.
He tweeted: “Huge credit to @NIFRSOFFICIAL for their ongoing efforts in battling wild fire outside Castlewellan”