Police warn public of gorse fire dangers

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Friday, July 26th, 2013
Police in Hilltown are reminding the public to be careful of hedge or gorse fires following a fire on Yellow Road. At 4.34pm on Tuesday, 23rd July, police received a report of gorse on fire. NIFRS attended and dealt with the fire which is being treated as suspicious. Police are appealing to anyone who has information in relation to the fire to contact them in Kilkeel on 0845 600 8000. A spokesman for the police warned, “Hedge fires have the potential to cause widespread damage to the environment and harm to wildlife, as well as threatening homes and businesses. “The risks to firefighters engaged in dealing with fires and the consequences of tying up crucial resources that might be needed elsewhere should not be underestimated. “Those who are travelling through the countryside should be careful that a moment of carelessness does not lead to a fire. You should always make sure that cigarettes are extinguished properly before disposing of them and that any barbeques or fires are entirely extinguished. He added, “If anyone would like further advice they can contact us on 0845 600 8000.”
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