Friday, May 29, 2020
West Sligo gorse fire

Fire fighters from Enniscrone and Ballina battled for five hours to control the gorse fire in the Culleens area last night.

Emergency services attended the scene of a gorse fire in west Sligo last night.
The blaze broke out in the Glan, Culleens and Kilglass areas and caused grave concern to locals who were worried that a prevailing strong breeze might facilitate its rapid spread.
A spokesperson for Sligo Co Council confirmed that the Enniscrone brigade of the Sligo Fire Service together with Ballina Fire Brigade attended the scene at 11:30pm last night.
The incident took over five hours to get under controlĀ  but the fire service succeeded in preventing the fire from spreading to nearby forestry, he concluded.

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