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The acting chief fire officer in Sligo has issued warnings to the general public in relation to the dangers of gorse fires.  She claims resources that could be used to deal withe serious road traffic accidents are being used to fight gorse fires across the the county.   Sligo Fire…

Sligo Fire Service says the recent gorse fires which destroyed over 4000 hectares of land in the county cost at least €150,000 to tackle. However, it’s still not clear how exactly the fires started, according to Gerry O’Malley, acting Chief Fire Officer in Sligo who gave a briefing to Sligo…

Fire services from Donegal Town, Stranorlar and Ballyshannon attended gorse fires which broke out at the townland of Tawnawilly, close to Lough Eske last night at around 10pm. It took the team approximately four hours to neutralise the blaze. Fire services in County Donegal responded to a total of 19…