Monasterevin Fire Crew attacked at fire in Athy estate

Date Published : November 1st, 2016    Published By : admin

A Fire crew from Kildare Fire Service was forced to withdraw from the scene of a fire in an Athy housing estate last night when they came under attack from local youths, who threw rocks and other implements at them as they were dealing with a skip fire on the Clonmullion estate in the town.

Pic: Scene of fire at Clonmullion estate, Athy Photo: @emergencytimes

The fire crew from Monasterevin were mobilised by the Eastern Regional Control Centre in Dublin, to deal with the call in Athy town as the local crew in Athy were already committed to dealing with a haybarn fire at Woodlands, Castledermot, in the south of the county.

Damage, although minimum, was caused to the Kildare fire appliance.


Photo: understands that missiles and paint cans were thrown at the fire appliance and as the rocks came into contact with firefighters and the vehicle, they withdrew from the scene.


The fire crew from Monasterevin were later diverted to the fire in Castledermot and Athy, who had returned to their station were later called out to the skip fire at Clonmullion which was re-ignited. The Clonmullion estate is situated off Leinster Street, on the Dublin road side of the town.


Gardaí attended the scene with the fire service and they remained at the scene for a short period until the fire crew left.



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