Message in relation to fire safety at Halloween is getting across

The message, in relation to fire safety at Halloween, is getting across.


That’s according to Nigel Corner, Kerry Fire Service Station Officer in Tralee, who says people are beginning to act more responsibly when it comes to bonfires.
Tralee Fire Service attended eight Halloween related incidents last night and of that eight, two were extinguished due to proximity to other buildings.

Mr Corner said the other bonfires were supervised in accordance with Gardaí and parents and as such did not have to be extinguished.

Kerry Fire Service confirmed there were three Halloween related incidents in Listowel, six in Killarney and one in Castleisland.

None of these were deemed to be serious.

Mr Corner says Kerry Fire Service is not as busy as it used to be at Halloween thanks to people acting more responsibility and co-operation between the community, Gardaí and the fire service.

Elsewhere, in an unrelated incident…..

Two units from Tralee Fire Service and one unit from Castleisland Fire Service attended the scene of a fire in Ogham Rinn, Ballinorig this morning.

The fire, in an unoccupied house, was noticed at 5am.

The incident was concluded by the fire service at 7.30am this morning.

Kerry Fire Service say Gardaí are investigating the cause of the incident.