13 Aug 2022

Air Corps helicopter helps fight bog fire on Kildare border

Air Corps helicopter helps fight bog fire near Mountmellick

The Air Corps helicopter dropping water with a 'Bambi bucket'

Crews from Mountmellick and Portarlington attended a bog fire near Mountmellick yesterday afternoon.

The operation was supported by the Irish Air Corps which sent a helicopter to the area to drop 'bambi buckets' of water on the affected area. 

Assistance was also given from Bord na Móna.

Laois Fire & Rescue said: "Conditions are currently very dry, and great caution needs to be taken while out and about."

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