Fire-fighters and locals in the Annagry area of Donegal are fighting a gorse fire which has destroyed two homes in the area.

The Donegal Daily reports that eight units of Donegal fire brigade are battling the blaze.

It also reports that locals are fighting the fire.

The Malin Coast Guard is helping to assess the area currently being covered by the fire.

One Twitter user tweeted an image of smoke from the fire earlier today.

The fire comes following a a condition orange fire warning, which called on forest owners, farmers and rural dwellers to be vigilant over the bank holiday weekend for fires.

There is a high risk of fires this weekend as a result of easterly high pressure conditions and forecast high temperatures.

These conditions mean that a high fire risk exists in all areas where hazardous fuels such as gorse, heather, dried grasses and other dead vegetation exist.

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