An urgent appeal has been issued to bring water to help fight the gorse fire at Loughanure.

Fire crews and the local community have been battling this latest blaze since earlier this morning. But they need more water.

Anyone with a slurry tanker or similar that can spare time to help is asked to do so as a matter of urgency.

The fire is raging in the Loughanure and Annagary area. Winds are constantly switching direction, making it very difficult to bring this inferno under control.

The meeting point for those who wish to help draw water is Ardcrone on the N56.

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