On Wednesday, air corps crews dropped over 42,000l of water on wildfires in the Wicklow Mountains.

In a tweet, the Irish Air Corps said the water was dropped with an AW139 helicopter equipped with a bambi bucket, which is capable of holding 1,225l of water.

The drops were concentrated in the Kippure and Glendoo area of the county.

Wicklow Fire Service reported it had crews from six stations fighting gorse fires from the Dublin border to Hollywood on Tuesday night, one of several fire fronts in the county.

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