Dublin Fire Brigade has said a fire on the hill of Howth is continuing to burn in places despite heavy rain this afternoon.

One unit of the service has made progress in suppressing the blaze and workers from Fingal County Council have cut a fire break on one side which should help to limit its spread.

The fire brigade has been tackling a number of outbreaks in the area for the last 10 to 12 days.

The current fire is located between the back of houses on Carrickbrack Road and fairways at Howth Golf Club.

The battle has been difficult for firefighters as winds have driven the outbreaks into several inaccessible locations.

Units from Phibsboro, North Strand, Dolphin's Barn and Tara Street, assisted by a specialist wildfire unit, were involved in the operation yesterday.

People who are living downwind of the blaze are being advised to close all doors and windows as a precaution.

Dublin Fire Brigade says the cause of the fires is undetermined but it is appealing to people to take care while using outdoor public spaces and to eliminate barbeques and camp fires when doing so.

It says so far this year there have not been many fires considering the number of people who have been using outdoor spaces.

It is asking people to continue to behave responsibly and to report any fire as soon as they see it.