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Gorse fire tackled near Tollymore Forest Park

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Firefighters have brought under control an extensive gorse fire in the Mourne Mountains.

Sixty acres of gorse were ablaze on Saturday evening on the edge of Slievenabrock mountain above Tollymore Forest Park.

Thirteen fire engines and 65 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze, working in conjunction with the Forestry Service.

A Fire and Rescue Service said no lives had been in danger.

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