Kildare Fire Service dealing with large bog fire near Milltown

Residents asked to keep windows closed

Leinster Leader reporter

Reporter:

Leinster Leader reporter

Email:

editor@leinsterleader.ie

Kildare Fire Service dealing with large bog fire near Milltown

Bog fire near Milltown. Photo: Kildare Fire Service facebook page

The Kildare Fire Service is dealing with a large bog fire near Milltown with units from Newbridge and Naas in attendance. 

SEE ALSO: WATCH: Smoke from large fire billowing across Curragh 

"Crews from Kildare Fire Service are currently dealing with a large bog fire near Milltown in Kildare since 9.30am this morning. KE11 (Newbridge) and KE12 (Naas) are currently on scene tackling the blaze. It is understood that there are no houses close to the area in question, however the recommendation is to keep windows closed in the case of wind changing direction and carrying the smoke towards them," said the fire service.

Another image of the fire taken by Kildare Fire Service

SEE ALSO: Kildare County Council warn of bog fires, drowning risks, and water shortage dangers due to heatwave

READ MORE: Kildare forest fire warning: National Red alert issued by Dept of Agriculture