WORST GORSE FIRES IN YEARS RAGE THROUGH WEST DONEGAL

first_imgThe blaze in Glenties todaySOME of the worst gorse fires seen in Donegal in years raged into the early hours of this morning as fire crews battled the inferno.It proved to be a very busy night for fire crews from both Glenties and Donegal TownAt approximately 9.30 two units from Glenties and Donegal Town responded to a large hill and gorse fire in the Frosses / Mountcharles area which wasn’t got under control to around 1 am. Half an hour later – at 1.30am – Glenties crews were called out once again, this time to a large forest fire on the main Glenties to Killybegs Road where they remained til 6 am this morning Saturday.While at the scene of this fire the Glenties Fire Crew were called to a road traffic accident also to which the Dungloe Brigade had to respond to and casualties were transferred to Hospital in Letterkenny.Dungloe, Gweedore and Falcarragh have had a busy Friday also with Gorse Fires“It has been an extremely busy 12 hours,” said a Fire Service spokesman. “We have dealt with fires right across the west of the county overnight.” WORST GORSE FIRES IN YEARS RAGE THROUGH WEST DONEGAL was last modified: April 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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:glenties gorse firelast_img read more