17 Aug 2022

Another bogland fire is reported in west Kildare


Another bogland fire is underway in west Kildare

A second fire is taking place in west Kildare

Another fire is underway at west Kildare bogland this afternoon and it's understood emergency services are at the scene.

The blaze has been reported in the townland of Mucklon, near Johnstownbridge on the County Kildare-County Meath border.

Read more County Kildare news

Smoke from the blaze can be seen from some distance away and it’s believed an Air Corps helicopter is in the area.

Two weeks ago a fire began on bogland near Killina, Carbury, close to where a landfill site is operated by Bord na Móna, though the site was unaffected by the fire.

That blaze was eventually extinguished about two days later thanks to the efforts of firefighters, Bord na Móna staff and an Air Corps helicopter crew who made some 40 water drops in the area.

That incident led to a warning from Bord na Móna that people operating motorcycles or quads should not visit the bogland areas, especially in dry weather conditions.



To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.