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Images show extent of fire damage in popular Tollymore Forest Park

These images show the extent of the damage a fire has caused to popular tourist destination Tollymore Forest in Co Down.

Day-trippers had been advised to stay away from the Forest as the blaze raged through the area.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service posted these images, and continued their calls for the public to stay away.

A major operation has been put in place to deal with the forest fire, which has stretched into its second day.

Around 60 firefighters are continuing to battle the blaze and trying to bring it under control.

The fire started in the forest around the Drinnahilly Mountain area of Tollymore Forest Park.

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