Outrage after fire hydrant inaccessible during devastating gorse fires

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – April 25, 2019 AudioHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook It’s been claimed that a fire hydrant, close to the worst of the weekend gorse fires in West Donegal was blocked, preventing fire crews and locals from having a readily available water supply to combat the blaze.It’s reported that the hydrant, located at Belcruit National School has been covered over with tar, resulting in those trying to fight the fire having to go elsewhere to access water.The issue has led to calls on Irish Water to carry out a full audit of all fire hydrants across the county.Local Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says it could easily have been a life or death situation and for hydrants to be blocked in a crisis situation is totally unacceptable:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/michghjghhgfhgfhgfhydrant1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ Google+center_img WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHomes & business from Ballindrait to Tober currently without waterNext articleOne Donegal disclosure on SIPO’s report on political donations in 2018 News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Outrage after fire hydrant inaccessible during devastating gorse fires WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more