Killarney National Park fire contained by Kerry Fire Service

Killarney National Park Fire. Image by Valerie O'Sullivan.

A fire which broke out in Killarney National Park overnight has been contained.

The fire was reported to the Kerry Fire Services at 10 o’clock and two units from Killarney and Killorglin attended overnight.

It was brought largely under control by 6am.

However, the Fire Service has advised of a risk of hotspots and re-ignition and is asking for the cooperation of the public in avoiding the southern side of Torc Mountain area until further notice.

Access to Torc Waterfall and Cardiac Hill – which had been closed off to the public earlier – has now been restored.

The situation is being closely monitored in conjunction with staff from the National Parks and Wildlife Service.