Irish Air Corps appeal to drone owners not to fly near gorse fires as it endangers their helicopters as they fight the fire – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
July 21, 2018

Irish Air Corps appeal to drone owners not to fly near gorse fires as it endangers their helicopters as they fight the fire

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The Irish Air Corps has appealed to drone owners not to fly their drones in the Bray area as they try and help fight gorse fires in the Bray Head area of Co. Wicklow.

An AW 139 helicopter lifted tonnes of sea water on to the burning hillside in an effort to tackle the huge fire when they noticed a number of drones in the area making the helicopter extremely dangerous to fly in case one of the drones crashed into it.

According to RTE, a number of houses have been evacuated in the area and rail services  have been effected in the area, with Iarnród Éireann suspending services between Bray and Greystones because of the blaze.

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