Fire crews from Kilrush and Ennis have brought under a control a forest and gorse fire which broke out in West Clare yesterday afternoon.
The fire occurred at Lough Namina, located between Connolly and Kilmihil.
Clare County Fire & Rescue Service last week warned forest owners and managers, farmers and the general public that there was a heightened risk of wildfires due to the recent dry spell.
The warning came exactly a year after scores of fires throughout the County led to hundreds of acres of land and forestry being damaged. At times during April 2013, every available fire-fighter in the County was deployed to deal with gorse and forestry fires.
Video: © Pat Flynn/Clare Herald 2014