Crews from Limerick Fire Station attended two gorse fire overnight
Fire crews attended the scene of two separate gorse fires on the outskirts of Limerick city overnight.
In one incident, four units were dispatched from Limerick Fire Station, Mulgrave Street after emergency services were alerted to a blaze near the M7 motorway.
The alarm was raised shortly after 11pm and crews remained at the scene – between Junction 28 (Ballysimon) and Junction 29 (Castletroy) for almost an hour.
In another incident, one unit of Limerick Fire and Rescue attended the scene of a gorse fire at Knockbrack West, Lisnagry in the early hours of this Sunday morning.
In that case, the alarm was raised at 3.50am and the fire was put out less than half an hour later.
Despite some localised rainfall in recent days, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is warning that a “High Fire Risk remains in all areas where hazardous fuels exist”.
@agriculture_ie issue Fire Management Notice 17 of 2018 https://t.co/0tHdwcokey@MetEireann @coilltenews @RTECountryWide @teagascforestry @DubFireBrigade @CorkCityFire @merrionstreet @HousingPress pic.twitter.com/e4OgBzsTRi— Dept Agriculture IRL (@agriculture_ie) July 20, 2018
The status orange alert remains in place until midday on Wednesday (July 25).