Public Urged To Stay Away From Galway Forest Fire

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Members of the public are being warned to stay away from a massive forest fire in Galway.

Coillte and Air Corps helicopters have been dumping water to help fire crews, and farmers fight the blaze in the Cloosh valley.

It’s feared the fire has destroyed thousands of hectares of forest and bogland.


The dense smoke from the fire has made some of the narrow mountain roads impassable

Sean McCarthy from the Air Corps says there are two helicopters working to fight the blaze, one to direct operations and the other to dump water.