It’s understood a gorse fire in the Clogher area, near Belcarra was brought under control yesterday evening.

Gardai in Castlebar confirmed that a blaze broke out near the GAA pitch in Clogher.

Mayo County Council staff attended the scene of the fire, and roads in the area were closed for a time as crews tackled the flames.

A helicopter assisted council staff in quenching the blaze.

It follows gorse fires in the Killawalla and Pontoon areas of the county in recent days.

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