Roscommon County Council is advising landowners that controlled burning is no longer permitted.
In a statement to Midwest News today the local authority states that in light of the on-going Covid-19 Emergency, as a measure to reduce non-emergency calls to Fire Service calls centres, controlled burning by the agricultural community (i.e. fires on grasslands, forests and peatlands etc.) is not permitted in County Roscommon until further notice.
All notices informing Roscommon County Council of controlled burning will not be accepted for the duration of this emergency and persons must refrain from all forms of controlled burning at this time.
If a 999/112 call is received relating to any controlled burning event on property, the Fire Brigade will be mobilised to attend and extinguish the fire. All the costs associated with the attendance of the Fire & Rescue Service will be invoiced to the property owner.