GORSE FIRES BREAK OUT IN WEST DONEGAL FOR FOURTH NIGHT IN SUCCESSION

first_imgGorse fires have broken out in West Donegal for the FOURTH night in succession tonight.The massive gorse fire near Crolly last night. Pic by Kei Patterson, Donegaldaily.comHigh winds are fanning fires in the Gaoth Dobhair and Gortahork area while there are also fires in the Falcarragh area in an area known as Derryreel and in Fahan.In Falcarragh the fire, which are coming under control, are burning beside the Coillte-owned forestry and Coillte officers are out with locals fighting the blaze. Fire crews from Dungloe and Gaoth Dobhair are battling the blazes in the West while Buncrana crews are out yet again in Inishowen.It comes after Acting Chief Fire officer Joe McTaggart revealed that there have been almost 60 fires since last Friday alone.There have been a total of 97 fires since April 1st last.And Mr McTaggart said he did NOT believe that all of the fires were started accidentally. He appealed for anyone who may be starting fires deliberately to stop and to think of people suffering genuine emergencies such as house fires.He also paid tribute to his officers who have been working around the clock for almost ten days.  GORSE FIRES BREAK OUT IN WEST DONEGAL FOR FOURTH NIGHT IN SUCCESSION was last modified: April 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fire officerFIRESJoe McTaggartWest Donegallast_img read more