A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Spokesperson said:

At approximately 1520hrs this afternoon, NIFRS Regional Control Centre received a call to a report of a gorse fire on land near to Craig’s Forest, Finvoy, Ballymoney.

A total of 8 fire appliances with 48 firefighters are currently engaged in firefighting operations. The incident has an estimated fire front of approximately 1km and crews are working to bring it under control.

Firefighting operations are likely to continue well into the evening.

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