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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Gardaí find chair burning in garden

David Tucker

FURNITURE stolen from a vacant house was set on fire in the front garden of the house in Talbot Green on Saturday night.

FURNITURE stolen from a vacant house was set on fire in the front garden of the house in Talbot Green on Saturday night.

Gardai, who responded to the fire, have as a result warned about the dangers of bonfires after gang of youths set ablaze the furniture and in a separate incident set on fire wooden pallets in a town car park.

Mayor Cllr. George Lawlor said there was a real threat to property and to life because of the promixity of properties to each other in Talbot Green.

'Actions like this are grossly irresponsible. Hopefully the people who perpetrated this will be sought and brought to justice,' said the mayor.

In the first incident, furniture was set ablaze after being thrown out of the vacant house in Talbot Green.

'We were called out by the fire brigade,' said a garda spokesman, warning those setting the fires that they risked harming themselves and others by such foolhardy actvities.

'We arrived at the house to find an armchair burning in the front garden. Items had been taken from the house and set on fire.'

The Talbot Green incident and one in the King Street Car Park, both took place on Saturday night.

In the King Street fire, youths had gathered a number of pallets which were set ablaze in a corner of the car park.

'We have Halloween coming up and want to warn and caution people against setting bonfires in public areas,' said the garda spokesman.

Anyone caught lighting a bonfire in a public area risks arrest.

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