Man arrested in connection with vast gorse fire in West Donegal


A man has been arrested in connection with a vast gorse fire in West Donegal.

The fire, which broke out on Good Friday caused widespread devastation to land and property and took several hours to bring under control.

The man was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and brought to Milford Garda Station for questioning.

He has since been released without charge.

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The investigation commenced following an outbreak of gorse fire in west Donegal, on the 19th April 2019 between the hours of 1pm and 10.30pm.

Considerable damage was caused to a house in the Drumnacart & Annagry area, damage was caused to a tractor and various other items on the properties.

No injuries were reported.

Gardai say that the investigation is on-going.