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Only one heatwave-related fire attended to locally during last week's heatwave

Aug 15, 2022 13:08 By News Northern Sound
Only one heatwave-related fire attended to locally during last week's heatwave Only one heatwave-related fire attended to locally during last week's heatwave
Images of Carrickmacross fire service in attendance at a gorse fire last week.
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An Orange Fire Risk was issued by the Department of Agriculture last week.

Only one heatwave-related fire was attended to locally during last week's heatwave.

As a result of the high temperatures, an Orange Fire Risk was issued by the Department of Agriculture.

It was deemed that there was a high fire risk in all areas where there are hazardous fuels, such as dead grasses, and shrub fuels, such as heather and gorse.

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However, only one incident was recorded locally, with Carrickmacross Fire Service attending a gorse fire in the Corduff area at 22:20pm on Friday.

A large section of hedging was on fire, but this was quickly put under control using water hoses and wildfire beaters, which prevented the fire from spreading into a large gorse area.

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