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Firefighters tackle blaze in The Wicklow Mountains on Saturday despite calls to Social Distance at this Time.

Wicklow firefighters rushed to a blaze in the Wicklow Mountains on Saturday afternoon.

Crews from Rathdrum fire service had to deal with a “Wildland fire” on the Military road near Laragh. 

Despite calls for Families in Wicklow and around the country to Social Distance at this time to slow down the spread of Covid-19. The good weather has seen a large increase in foot fall to beauty spots around the county. 

Gardai closed roads and car parks near Glendalough today. There are further calls by Wicklow residents to tackle crowds in areas like Brittas Bay and other beauty spots.

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