Firefighters battle waste fire off busy Naas Road

Thick smoke in the area

KildareNow reporter


KildareNow reporter


waste fire

Large pile of waste torched

This was the scene as firefighters battled a blaze off the Naas Road yesterday evening. 

The incident was located off the dual carriageway near the Red Cow area. 

Dublin Fire Brigade sent two units to the incident.

Visibility was poor in the area for a time due to thick smoke.

Firefighters used foam rather than water to smother the fire.

Dublin Fire Brigade said that waste fire may be common where domestic rubbish has been dumped illegally.

All illegal fly-tipping should be reported to the local council.