Goats Suggested For Killiney T...


Goats Suggested For Killiney To Prevent Wildfires

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:16 29 Jul 2022

Share this article

Goats have been suggested as a way of preventing future gorse fires in south Dublin.

Firefighters have been battling a serious wildfire in Killiney since Monday that saw two crew members injured and a number of residents evacuated.

The flames came within metres of the properties and a kerosene tank.

Local councillor Hugh Lewis says goats have been successfully introduced in Howth to keep vegetation low and create natural fire breaks.

He's proposing Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown considers a similar strategy to sustainably mitigate against the increasing risk of gorse fires.

Main image: Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter page

Follow @98FM online for all the latest news


Share this article

Read more about

Goats Gorse Howth Killiney Wildfires

You might like