Fire forces evacuation of Curracloe Beach in Co Wexford - what is the best car alarm
This afternoon, a fire forced the evacuation of the calaclo beach in Wexford, which is now under control.
Fires on the dunes in the area forced the beach to be evacuated and the roads into Curracloe were blocked.
Kevin Murphy, the award-winning position next to the beach, said the alarm was issued around 11. 30am.
A number of fire brigade units participated in the incident with local gardaí.
The beach and parking lot were evacuated and traffic was also diverted from the area.
Today, the beach is holding the Leinster open sea competition, which has to be abandoned due to the fire.
Mr. Murphy said that such fires were not uncommon in the area, and that previous fires had melted plastic drains at his residence.
No injuries were reported after the incident.
The beach was busy at the time due to the good weather, however the emergency service was quick to respond.