Gorse fires close to properties in South and West Kerry yesterday

Gorse fires came perilously close to properties in South and West Kerry yesterday.

In South Kerry large gorse fires were reported in the Kenmare area.

The fires are said to have come close to property – including Tuosist Post Office – with two units of Kerry Fire Service tasked to the scene.


Members of Kerry Fire Service were also called to Ballinaboula in Dingle yesterday afternoon to fight a blaze on the hillside overlooking the town and close to residential property.

Legislation prohibits hillside burning from March 1st to August 31st.