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02 Oct 2022

Kildare Fire Service called after vandals set tree alight in grounds of Castletown House

Kildare Fire Service called after vandals set tree alight in grounds of Castletown House

A Kildare Fire Service officer at the scene of the fire / PHOTO: CELBRIDGE INFORMATION ON FACEBOOK

Kildare Fire Service was called to an incident last week in which a tree on the grounds of Castletown House in Celbridge was set on fire. 

A walker in the area noticed heavy smoke coming off an old tree in the field on Wednesday evening and alerted emergency services.

The walker said: "I was shocked to see the damage.

"Thankfully other walkers came over trying to extinguish the embers who were spreading very quickly.

"We decided to call for the fire-brigade."

Photos posted to Facebook showed that at least one burning branch had fallen to the ground. 

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