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A Significant Drop In Bonfire Related Incidents For Clare Emergency Services

Clare County Fire and Rescue Service answered to seven bonfire related incidents over the Halloween period for 2017.

This is a decrease of over half, in comparison to 2016, when Emergency Services responded to 19 bonfire incidents.

The overall cost associated with the call out of the Fire Service to these incidents was €5,000, while the cost associated with the clean-up of the bonfire sites is not yet known.

In response, Angela Naughton, Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer, said:

“There was a significant reduction in the number of callouts this Halloween compared to previous years including in 2016 when the Fire Service attended 19 bonfire incidents.

“As well as being illegal, uncontrolled backyard burning and bonfires pose a significant risk to property and public safety and therefore, we would like to acknowledge the public for their cooperation and for heeding the safety advice issued during recent weeks.”

There were five bonfire related incident’s in Ennis, one in Newmarket on Fergus and one in Shannon between Sunday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 31st.



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