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Smoke from Leitrim forest fire visible in Boyle

A large number of fire brigade personnel attended a major forest fire near Ballinamore in Co. Leitrim on Monday.

Smoke from the fire was visible from the north east of Boyle on Monday evening as a strong easterly wind fanned the flames.

The fire was on ‘Dun Mountain’ near Aughnasheelin on Sliabh an Iarainn.

A helicopter assisted at the scene using a ‘bambi bucket’ to scoop water from a nearby lake.

Meanwhile a bog fire on Float Bog near Ballaghaderreen on Monday was brought under control.

(pic courtesy of Desmond Wisley Ballinamore Area Photos & Beyond Facebook page)

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