Sunday, March 07, 2021




Crews from Mountrath, Portlaoise, Mountmellick and Rathdowney stations spent the day dealing with a large fire on Conlawn Hill near Ballyfin today. Despite the early time of year, weather conditions today meant extremely rapid fire spread rates. The legal season for burning of vegetation has ended. An Garda Síochána and National Parks and Wildlife Service will be investigating the source of today’s fire.

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