Wicklow Fire Service said the fire started in front of a tent and spread down the cliff
Iarnród Éireann has cancelled Dart and rail services between Bray and Greystones for the rest of the day after a fire broke out on Bray Head.
Wicklow Fire Service said the fire started in front of a tent and “spread along steep ground east of the cliff walk at around 1am.”
The fire has now been brought under control – but the fire service said railway infrastructure has been damaged and is now being assessed by Iarnród Éireann.
The fire on Bray Head is under control unfortunately damage has been caused to railway infrastructure by the fire which is being assessed by Irish Rail.@IrishRail @GreystonesCC @wicklowcoco @BrayTCouncil #bray #WICKLOW @aaroadwatch @GardaTraffic pic.twitter.com/a4eytdpibg— Wicklow Fire Service (@FireWicklow) July 13, 2018
It said the steep cliff face handed the fire a “protected route” down to the railway track to the track while crews fought the fire from above.
Iarnród Éireann said the line will remain closed for the rest of the day due to fire damage to signalling and telecoms cabling.
It said bus transfers will operate between Greystones and Bray, while Dublin Bus is also accepting rail tickets to and from Greystones.
Fire Crew from Greystones working hard to fully extinguish fire close to rail line on Bray Head. The fire started in front of a tent and spread along steep ground east of the cliff walk at around 1 a.m. #bray @BrayTCouncil @GreystonesCC @IrishRail #Wildfire pic.twitter.com/xL8at32arE— Wicklow Fire Service (@FireWicklow) July 13, 2018