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Despite a number of warnings about a serious risk of fire, it seems some haven't taken heed.

 

The Dublin Fire Brigade has once again issued an appeal to the public not to light open fires in grassy areas.

 

Firefighters have been extremely busy during the heatwave trying to contain gorse fires.

 

Taking to Twitter, the Dublin Fire Brigade reiterated the fire safety message.

 

 

The tweet read: 

 

"The message isn't getting to everybody. Spotted and extinguished by a vigilant hill walker at the Hellfire Club yesterday, embers still glowing. Please no open fires in grassy areas. 'Condition Red Fire Warning' is still in place."

 

In condition red fire warnings, the public are asked not to light fires in and around forests or open land, and not to attempt to intervene or fight fires under any circumstances.

 

 

If you come across a fire, you should gather all family or group members and move to a safe fuel-free location such as a car park, upwind of the fire.

 

Then call the Fire and Rescue Services via 112 and report the fire and its location.

 

Lastly, evacuate if instructed to do so, and cooperate with all Emergency Service Instructions.

 

 

Everyone's cooperation is crucial during the hot snap, as the fire department is already dealing with 17 different gorse or grass fires.

 

Water restrictions nationwide and a ban on the use of hosepipes are on-going for the Greater Dublin area. 

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