Reminder Of Dangers Of Bog Fires Issued After Blaze In Offaly

Conditions are particularly dry at the moment.

People in the midlands are being reminded of the dangers of bog fires, after a large blaze broke out in Offaly last week.

12 firefighters from the Tullamore crew were deployed to bogland in Ballydaly on the outskirts of the town at 1 o'clock on Friday afternoon.

It took four hours to get the blaze under control, and Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Denis Canty, says incidents like these are a drain on their resources.

He's urging people to be aware of how easily a fire can start - especially when conditions are so dry:

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