Waterford City Fire Service tackle more gorse and grass fires

Waterford Live Reporter


Waterford Live Reporter



Waterford City Fire Service tackled more gorse and grass fires on Saturday (July 7). 

"We are dealing with a lot of grass, gorse and woodland fires lately - we are experiencing some caused by the heat and some malicious," a spokesperson said. 

"We are very lucky to have two 4x4 jeeps, one of which is fitted with an on-board water tank which has a powerlance and an under vehicle spray bar fitted. It is extremely useful for these types of fires as sometimes we cannot get a conventional fire appliance near enough to deal with it.

"Remember if you see a fire, no matter the size or location, get us notified as soon as possible. Do not assume somebody already has. Call 999/112," a spokesperson added. 

Waterford City Fire Service also responded to an emergency involving two people in the River Suir and assisted HSE ambulance crew at the scene of a cardiac arrest on Saturday night in Waterford city centre.