Coillte assist Cavan Fire Service in Ballyconnel mountain fires

Date Published : May 13th, 2020    Published By : admin

Several units of Cavan County Fire Service were tasked to deal with a wide-area fire on the Ballyconnel mountains.

Fire crews from Ballyconnel (CN17) were dealing with a forest fire yesterday when it progressed rapidly. Additional crews from Cavan’s Belturbet (CN18) and Kilashandra (CN19) stations were also alerted to deal with the large fire. A senior fire officer also attended.

Coillte used drones to assist fire crews on the ground in identifying hotspot areas.

A helicopter was also used for water drops into the dense forestry area. The fires brought under control after a number of hours.

Pic: Belturbet Fire Station via Facebook

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