Large gorse fire in Killarney closes main road and takes more than four hours to extinguish

A large gorse fire left one of the main roads out of Killarney closed for several hours last night.
The Ballaghisheen to Waterville road, known locally as ‘The Border Works Road’, was closed after a gorse fire which broke out around a quarter to six yesterday evening.
The road has since re-opened.
A total of five units from the Killorglin and Killarney Fire Services took more than four hours to extinguish the blaze, which was finally brought under control at around 10.30pm last night.