Firefighter injured on way to farm fire

A firefighter was taken to hospital by ambulance after a fire truck crashed on the main Listowel-Duagh road en route to the scene of a massive farm fire last week.

It was an alarming reminder of the risks frontline responders face when going to the scene, not to mention the dangers they face on site.

Luckily, the firefighter was released from the emergency room at Kerry University Hospital later that evening, but The Kerryman understands he is out of action until he recovers from his injuries. The crash happened on the R555 between Listowel and Duagh, where fire services were deployed with the suppression of a massive fire at a farmer’s shed in the area that broke out before 10am on Thursday.


The fire site at Duagh

The Kerryman is aware that some calves died in the fire, but not without the farmer’s valiant effort in trying to get them to safety from the barn buildings. He almost drove the calves out the door of the smoke-filled pen when flames lashed out near the cattle, driving them deeper inside.

Mercifully, the farmer himself managed to escape the fire before the entire shed was engulfed. It took firefighters from Listowel, Ballybunion and Killarney until 7pm to completely extinguish the inferno. Firefighter injured on way to farm fire

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