Breaking: Houses destroyed by raging gorse fire as firemen battle to save others

first_imgTwo houses have been destroyed as dozens of firefighters try to tackle a massive gorse fire in West Donegal today.The houses close to Drumnacart in Annagry were both engulfed by flames this afternoon.At present, there are eight units of the Donegal fire service at the scene of the blaze which is stretch out over a large area. The other seven fire units have also been mobilised in the event that other fires may break out in the county.There are no reports of anybody being injured after the two properties were destroyed.Scores of local people are also helping firefighters to bring the blaze under control.Firemen are dampening around several other houses in the area to prevent the raging flames from catching hold of dwellings. Local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig has been helping to battle the fires along with scores of other locals.He said that although now may not be the time to point fingers, a full investigation into the cause of the fires must be carried out.He also paid tribute to the emergency services including the fire services for their bravery and commitment to their local communities.“It’s sad to watch people being forced to move all their personal possessions and belongings from their homes not knowing if their home will be there when they return,” he said.The disaster comes just a day after the local council warned people about gorse fires as temperatures soar up to 23 degrees over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. Donegal County Council urged landowners and members of the public to exercise caution and to take all necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of wildfires involving material such as gorse, heather and similar.The council is also urging landowners and members of the public not to engage in activities that could cause wildfires – especially to those heading outdoors to take extra care with camping stoves, cigarettes and throw-away barbecues.“Householders or building owners in areas susceptible to wildfire are advised to remove or cut back any vegetation in the immediate vicinity of their house, building or oil tank to prevent wildfires damaging or destroying their property,” said a spokesman.Breaking: Houses destroyed by raging gorse fire as firemen battle to save others was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Annagryburndonegalfiregorsehouseslast_img read more

‘It was written’, says Drogba after Chelsea’s Champions League triumph

first_imgChelsea hero Didier Drogba was overcome with joy after helping the Blues become European champions in Munich.Drogba’s late equaliser rescued them before his decisive kick in a penalty shoot-out cliched an incredible victory.Drogba declared: “It was fate. I believe a lot in destiny. I pray a lot.“It was written a long time ago. God is wonderful. This team is amazing. I’m very happy. Life is fantastic.”Stand-in skipper Frank Lampard added: “I can’t believe it. The season we have had, the determination and spirit we have shown.“Our main man Didier Drogba has dug us out there. He is a hero. Without him we are not here. He scores the goals in the big games. This is the one we really wanted.”More reaction to follow later.Who was your Chelsea man of the match? Click here to voteFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Eureka Loggers snap 15-game losing streak to Arcata Tigers with straight-set win

first_img“It’s been a long time since Eureka beat Arcata,” said Eureka’s … Arcata >> When you talk about Humboldt-Del Norte League Big 5 volleyball, two school’s have been at the forefront for a long time — Arcata and Del Norte. Not anymore.After a convincing 3-0 win over Arcata, the Eureka Loggers made a statement: They’ve arrived. Eureka brought its A-game on Tuesday, beating the Tigers for the first time since the 2012 season with a 26-24, 25-23 and 25-19 victory at Arcata High School.last_img

Fadnavis calls on Governor, seeks release of funds for farmers

first_imgFormer chief minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Friday amid an ongoing political crisis in the State. While the former CM officially met the Governor to request release of funds for the farmers affected due to unseasonal rains, the meeting sparked off speculations that Mr. Fadnavis discussed the political developments in Maharashtra. “Met honourable Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari ji at Rajbhavan to request release of funds to the farmers affected due to unseasonal rains. Honourable Governor had assured immediate action on this,” Mr. Fadnavis said. According to State estimates, unseasonal rains have affected nearly 92 lakh farmers damaging 87 lakh hectare crop area. The Governor will have to provision for nearly ₹8,000 crore in damages and compensation for the farmers who have suffered losses. Senior officials at Raj Bhavan said Mr. Fadnavis also requested reopening of Chief Minister’s relief fund during the ongoing President’s rule. “I also requested to honourable Governor for reopening and smooth functioning of Chief Minister’s Relief Fund through Governor’s office. The honourable Governor assured that this fund will be run by his office and will extend support to patients,” Mr. Fadnavis said. The BJP leader was appointed caretaker chief minister when term of Assembly ended on November 9. He ceased to be caretaker CM after President’s Rule was imposed on November 12. Mr Fadnavis had last met the Governor to hand over his resignation as a full term CM. “This was not a political meet as is being speculated by a section of media,” said a senior official of Raj Bhavan.last_img read more