Gardaí investigate destruction of Kiltimagh home


Gardaí have announced that they are currently investigating the recent gorse/house fire in the Kiltimagh region, along with other high profile fires around the country.

Gardaí investigate destruction of Kiltimagh home

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Gardaí have announced that they are currently investigating the recent gorse/house fire in the Kiltimagh region, along with other high profile fires around the country.

We brought you the story a few weeks ago of the house in Kiltimagh which rendered a family of five homeless.

The house caught fire on May 7th after a gorse fire in the area came close to the property, and embers from it were carried by the wind and onto the thatch roof of the house.

The Brennan’s, a family of five, ended up losing their home to the blaze and Gardaí have today confirmed an investigation is ongoing into the fire.

The fire was responded to by several units of the local fire brigades, but they were too late as the fire engulfed the house. The events have seen the local community offer their support and help to the family in their obvious time of need.

Bernice Brennan, while speaking with RTE Radio 1, said she first saw the fire a fair distance away from the house, although out of nowhere trees began to burst into flames, while some embers made their way onto the houses roof, thus burning down the house.

As previously mentioned local Gardaí say investigations are underway into the cause of the fire.

Anyone with any information on the fires are advised to contact the local Garda Station in Kiltimagh.

The news comes after Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, confirms that Gardaí are also investigating a number of the higher profile cases around the country, where damage was done to people’s property as well as the local ecosystems and wildlife. Mr Creed spoke of his hope for future convictions with regards the fires, saying that “I hope those inquiries can be concluded. Anyone who breaks the law should face the full rigours of the law,”

He concluded by warning that “anyone who is an accidental victim of such illegality should not face sanction in my Department”.

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