A gorse fire near Barna in Galway reignited again yesterday and emergency crews spent a number of hours last night tackling the blaze.

The fire at Truskey West first began earlier this week and flared up on a number of occasions over the past few days.

Fire services personnel say difficult conditions have made it extremely challenging to fully extinguish the fire.

A significant flare up yesterday evening led to a heavy smoke which saw the Barna to Moycullen Road once again closed for a time.

Fire crews conducted ‘dampening’ operations throughout the night and the road has since re-opened.

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