Six fire units called to blaze in Kildorrery

The scene outside Kildorrery on Tuesday, with extensive smoke coming from the nearby hillside. This is the second fire at the same location in a number of months and required six different units of the fire brigade to bring the wildfire under control.

A wildfire outside of Kildorrery on Tuesday led to six different units of the fire brigade being called to fight the blaze, which occurred north of the village in the Knockanevin direction.

The fire, which one source said appeared to be deliberate, was noticed in the early afternoon and the fire brigade called. The same source, a local resident, said that the fire came ‘quite close’ to a house.

According to Mitchelstown Fire Station Officer Bob Dalton, it is the same location where a fire took place a few months ago.

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