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Gardaí want to know what caused the fires at Killarney National Park

The fires caused significant damage to parts of the National Park.

Cahersiveen in Co Kerry
Cahersiveen in Co Kerry
Image: Alan Cummins

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for information about the forest fires in Killarney National Park and surrounding areas last week.

The Air Corps, local firefighters, Kerry County Council, Civil Defence and Shannon Air Rescue were all involved in the effort to put out the blaze.

The fire is believed to be one of the largest to ever take hold inside the park, mainly due to the dry conditions.

It caused significant damage to parts of the National Park which is a major tourist attraction within Kerry.

An Garda Síochána, the Department of Agriculture, the National Parks & Wildlife Service and the Kerry Fire & Rescue Service held a meeting this morning to formulate an inter-agency response to the investigation.

An Garda Síochána are now appealing to members of the public for any information or assistance which would progress this investigation.

Any information can be passed onto An Garda Síochána in Killarney 064-6671160, The Department of Agriculture 066-7149340, Killarney National Park 064-6631440, Kerry Fire & Rescue Service 066-7123111 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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