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22/09/2021

Council appeals for public help to prevent gorse fires

Kildare County Council is appealing to land owners and members of the public to exercise caution during this current period of dry weather and to take all necessary measures to prevent gorse, heather, forestry and similar fires. During the current period of dry weather, gorse, heather and other undergrowth is extremely dry. Fires are likely to spread rapidly and get out of control causing unnecessary damage and putting houses, property and possibly life at risk. These fires also interfere with wildlife habitat, breeding and nesting and, in many cases, can decimate the local wildlife population. The Council is also urging people to be vigilant and to report any uncontrolled or unattended fires immediately to the Fire Service.

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