Fire ser­vice ap­peals for com­mon sense and vig­i­lance

Wexford People - - NEWS -

WEX­FORD FIRE Ser­vice is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing an ex­tremely busy pe­riod as a re­sult of the re­cent heat­wave con­di­tions, and is ap­peal­ing to peo­ple to fol­low a few guide­lines in or­der to stay fire safe dur­ing the pro­longed dry spell.

In the first week of July, Wex­ford Fire Brigade re­sponded to 17 in­ci­dents – two road traf­fic ac­ci­dents, six gorse fires, five field fires, one for­est fire, one farm­yard fire, one car fire and one car­a­van fire.

On Fri­day, the fire brigade re­sponded to a num­ber of gorse fires across the district in­clud­ing in­ci­dents at The Rocks/Mul­gan­non, Raven’s Point for­est, Barn­town and at Car­rig­foyle Quarry on Forth Moun­tain.

On Satur­day, one unit of Wex­ford Fire Brigade at­tended the scene of a fire at Ross­lare Strand where two cars were on fire.

It took ap­prox­i­mately 45 min­utes to get the sit­u­a­tion un­der con­trol.

The fire ser­vice tend­ing to a fire on Forth Moun­tain.

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