Fire services mobilised after shed fire in Kerry

Units from two Co. Kerry fire stations were mobilised to tackle a blaze in a shed containing over 50 bales and various machinery.

The fire service got the call-out at 7:30pm on Friday, August 28. Two units from Listowel fire station and one unit from Ballybunion fire station attended the scene of the shed fire at Ballylongford, in the north of the county.

Kerry County Council noted: “A large barn/shed containing over 50 round bales and some machinery was on fire.”

Fortunately, the fire was contained in that shed and did not spread to the adjoining milking parlour or other buildings, which were undamaged in the incident.

A track machine was used to remove the bales from the shed.

After bringing the situation under control, the fire service units left the scene at around 2:00am the following morning.

4X4 with trailer brought to halt

In other news, the driver of a 4X4 drawing a trailer on the N25 regional route landed in hot water with local Gardaí in Co. Waterford over the weekend just gone.

The vehicle was stopped by members of An Garda Síochána’s Waterford Roads Policing Unit after being caught travelling at a speed of 113kph while drawing a loaded trailer.

This, as the Gardaí noted, is substantially above the 80kph speed limit for towing a trailer. Consequently, the driver was promptly issued with a Fixed Charge Penalty Notice (FCPN).