Kerry Fire Service cost over €5 million to run in 2017

Kerry County Council spent over five million euro on running the Fire Service in 2017.

The figures from January to the end of November, show expenditure is down almost half a million euro compared to 2016.

The total number of mobilisations is up over 1% on 2016 figures at 1,057.

The fire service attended 91 chimney fires, 174 gorse fires and 115 road traffic accidents, a decrease from 123 the previous year.

Hoax calls increased by 5 to 26.