Fire Service Says Homes Are At Risk In Some Areas Due To Wild-Land Fires

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The Fire Service say family homes were at risk from wild-land fires today. File Photo

THE Kerry Fire and Rescue Service have said family homes were at risk after another night tackling wild-land fires.

From 2:45pm yesterday until 4am this morning units responded to 23 calls to 17 incidents in 14 separate locations in County Kerry. Of these incidents, 14 were wild-land fires.

The resources of Kerry Fire and Rescue Service are again very stretched today with wild land fires. Currently eight Fire Brigade units (of the 10 in Kerry) are committed to locations in the areas of Sneem, Kells, Portmagee, Dingle, Inch and Killarney National Park in the Derrycunnihy area.

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“Kerry fire and rescue service wish to appeal again to land and commonage rights owners to exercise extreme caution with fire and never to engage in burning without notifying our regional control centre in advance. Human lives are being put at un-intended risk. The weather can play a major and un-controllable role with wild-land fire spread. Family homes are at risk today in several of the above-mentioned areas,” read a statement from Kerry County Council.

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