North West Residents warned of dangers of forest fires

Warnings have been issued to all land owners that are close to afforestation’s to refrain from lighting controlled or gorse fires this weekend.


The recent dry spell of weather has led to increased fears that any fires on mountains or close to forests could get out of control.


The concerns have been raised by Kinlough based Fianna Fáil Councillor Justin Warnock.


Speaking earlier to Ocean FM News, Cllr Warnock says with large areas of Leitrim covered by plantations any fires could lead to serious consequences: