Fire thought to have been started deliberately

Fire cornagrade

Fire on the Cornagrade Road, Enniskillen

AN INVESTIGATION is underway after firefighters fought a  bush blaze in the Cornagrade Road area of Enniskillen on Sunday night.

 The fire is thought to have been started deliberately.


It  took place in the field beside the shop at the top of the hill leading down to Enniskillen Omniplex.

A police spokesman said the PSNI received a report of a hedge on fire in the area at around 9.34pm on Sunday night, April 20.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fire.

Meanwhile, the Fermangh West Neighbourhood Policing Team are urging those involved in setting a number of recent gorse fires to consider the possible consequences of their actions on their community.

Constable David Beattie said: “There have been around fifteen incidents of fires being deliberately set in the Garrison and Belcoo areas since April 1, many of them in the vicinity of the Callagheen wind farm. Gorse fires have the potential to cause widespread damage to the environment and harm to wildlife, as well as threatening homes and farms in the area.

“We are asking for the community’s help in identifying those involved in these recent incidents. Officers can be contacted on the new non-emergency number 101.”

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