Fire service appeals for common sense and vigilance
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.