Over 100 fire brigade personnel plus several hundred local people have been involved in tackling the threat caused by gorse fires in west Donegal over the past few days.

And this morning the Director of Emergency Services, Garry Martin, again put out an appeal for people to be vigilant with the hope being that there will be no more major incidents.

A number of homes were under threat yesterday and in excess of a dozen fire appliances were at the scene, notably near Annagry in west Donegal.

An Air Corps helicopter and a private helicopter were also in use, dumping water down on the fire.

Army personnel and the civil defence were also involved.

The area between Kincasslagh and Loughanure was particularly badly affected.

At one stage yesterday the GAA in Donegal even tweeted the following message:

Local Raidio na Gaeltachta journalist Aodh Ó Fearraigh was among those covering the event, and he posted a number of photos,

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