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Burned vegetation seen on the road between Kinturk and Doolough Lake in West Clare. Photograph by John Kelly

Emergency services respond to fire at Doolough Lake

EMERGENCY services are currently at the scene of a fire close to Doolough Lake in West Clare.

Fire control has confirmed that they were alerted to the blaze at around 1.20pm.

Two appliances, a jeep and a water carrier are at the scene.

The nature of the fire is now yet known.

About Fiona McGarry

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Fiona McGarry joined The Clare Champion as a reporter after a four-year stint as producer of Morning Focus on Clare FM. Prior to that she worked for various radio, print and online titles, including Newstalk, Maximum Media and The Tuam Herald. Fiona’s media career began in her native Mayo when she joined Midwest Radio. She is the maker of a number of radio documentaries, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). She has also availed of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues supported by Irish Aid in Haiti. She won a Justice Media Award for a short radio series on the work of Bedford Row Project, which supports prisoners and families in the Mid-West. Fiona also teaches on the Journalism programmes at NUI Galway. If you have a story and would like to get in touch with Fiona you can email her at fmcgarry@clarechampion.ie or telephone 065 6864146.

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