Firefighters expect to tackle a large gorse fire in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, for the rest of the day and possibly into Friday.
The fire at Ballyeamon Road, Glenariff, was reported just before 2 pm on Wednesday.
More than 80 firefighters and 14 appliances remain at the scene, which currently has a fire front of 1km.
On Thursday afternoon, the Irish Air Corps supported the fire service.
NIFRS Deputy Chief Officer Paul Harper welcomed the support of the Irish Air Corps as firefighters continue to work in “punishing conditions”.
“Deploying water directly onto the fire from the air will greatly enhance our firefighting operations,” he said.
“We have implemented several contingencies to ensure we can maintain a response to all types of emergencies today. We continue to do all we can to support our firefighters on the front line during this challenging time.
Mr Harper added that he expected the gorse fire to continue for 24 to 48 hours.
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