Gardai appeal following Killareny Park blaze which inflicted "enormous long-term damage"
Gardai have made an appeal to the public for any information regarding the "enormous" Killarney National Park blaze.
Killarney Gardai on 064-6671160 or The Confidential Line on 1800 666 111
Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine Forestry Inspector in Tralee on 066-7149340
Killarney National Park, Wildlife Rangers on 064-6631440
Kerry Fire and Rescue Service Tralee on 066-7123111
Garda spokesperson Tony Connaughton said: "An Garda Síochána wish to re-emphasise the threat posed by land and forest fires to people’s lives and property. The fires which occurred in Killarney National Park last week posed a very serious risk to life and property in the affected areas which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of euro worth of damage to such a wonderful amenity.
"The potential long term damage to the local community and economy is enormous and cannot be quantified at this time. We are adopting an Interagency approach to the investigation of this matter and we are now seeking all available help and information from the public to assist us with our investigation."
He added it was "the responsibility of every member of the community, particularly those living near wooded areas, to comply with the relevant legislation and undertake burning in a controlled manner."