Fire crews called to bogland in Mohill and Manorhamilton in recent days

Landowners are being urged to be extra vigilant over the coming weeks as the bog fire season begins.

Leitrim Fine Officer Finian Joyce says that they have already had two callouts to bog fires in Manorhamilton and Mohill in recent days.

He’s reminding landowners that it’s illegal to burn scrub or any other vegetation to clear the land between March 1st and the 31st of August.

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Finian Joyce says weather conditions recently have added to the potential for bog fires and people need to be aware of the dangers.