Busy night for Galway fire crews as gorse and bogs burn

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Fire Services had a busy night overnight with a number of gorse and bog fires across the county.

The largest gorse blaze broke out in Woodford, Portumna just after 5 last evening.

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Two units of the fire brigade from Portumna and Scarriff in Clare fought the gorse blaze in Woodford for more than 7 hours before finally bringing it under control just after midnight.

Mountbellew fire brigade were alerted to a bog fire at Laught,(LOCKED) Moylough around 12.30 this morning and brought it under control within half an hour.

An hour later the same crew were called to a bog fire in Newbridge and battled the blaze for an hour and a half.

Meanwhile, Athenry fire brigade were called to a gorse fire at Derrylissane, Menlough around 1 o’ clock this morning.

One unit of the brigade managed to get the fire under control within half an hour.