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Nearly 50 firefighters tackling Finvoy gorse blaze

Nearly 50 firefighters have had to head to Finvoy in Co Antrim to tackle a gorse fire. Credit: PA

Nearly 50 firefighters are tackling a major gorse fire near Craig’s Forest in Finvoy, near Ballymoney.

Eight fire appliances are at the scene of the fire in Co Antrim, after being called out at about 3.20pm on Wednesday.

It is understood the fire has spread across at least 1km of land.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire-fighting operations are likely to continue well into the evening.”