Kerry Fire Service battle Tralee blaze for thirteen hours

The Kerry Fire Service have extinguished a fire which they were battled for the past 13 hours.

The blaze broke out in Tralee at 2.30am this morning and was brought under control just before half past three.

Three units of the Kerry Fire Service spent thirteen hours battling the Tralee blaze.

The units were dispatched to a haybarn on the Tralee bypass which contained around 270 round bales.

It was an extensive operation as each hale bale had to be removed and dampened down.

The Kerry Fire Service also worked with Gardaí as smoke from the fire was blowing onto the Tralee bypass, causing unsafe conditions for motorists.

Maurice O’Connell, of the Kerry Fire Service, says it was a big operation.

Garda experts also attended the scene and are continuing to carry out examinations.

It is not yet known what caused the fire.