Detectives are treating a major fire at the farm of Limerick as ‘malicious’

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    Police are treating a shed fire in Cappamore, County Limerick in the early hours of Saturday as “malicious”.
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Police are treating a shed fire in Cappamore, County Limerick in the early hours of Saturday as “malicious”.

Shed canopy and 70 round bales of hay located at Turagh, Cappamore on the edge of the village – were destroyed.

This is outside the farm belonging to the popular farmer Cappamore and Limerick IFA Director of rural development, Roger Keogh.

Roger recently bought hay, which cost around €3,000. With the shortage of fodder continues this is of crucial importance for its functioning. Gutted a barn and a shed with a value of over €40,000.

Limerick fire and rescue service received a call at 10.49 hours on Saturday evening. One water tender and two trucks quickly responded from Cappamore and the city. They fought the fire until after 2 am. Police from Braff district were also named.

The representative of the Garda said: “it Seems that he was deliberately set on fire. Police remained at the scene overnight to keep the scene while forensic experts came from Henry street at around 7.30 a.m. on Sunday morning. It looked as if it was a malicious act.”

The first thing every farmer in East Limerick will be wondering if it is connected to the stream in 2015 hay barn fires.

Regional armed units were deployed, then of chief superintendent David Sheehan to allay concerns among the agricultural community.

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Police stress there is no connection between a hay barn fire on the night of Saturday in 2015.

A fire would have been more only for the actions of local resident Mike Cleary, who saw the smoke.

He jumped in his tractor, went into the yard and continued to pull hay bales out in the field.

They can’t be fed to livestock in connection with the smoke damage, but it means that the fire can be contained faster the fire service.

Roger would like to thank Mike for his courage.

“I also want to thank the people in the village and in the community after the fire. They were very sympathetic to me. I would like to thank everyone for their support and assistance,” said Roger, who also commended the fire service in Cappamore and the city for their quick response and to prevent even more damage to his property.

“There is a trellised carport attached to hay barn. If the fire had spread to that it would take the roof,” said Roger.

Chancellor Noel Gleeson said he was “very disappointed” when he heard that Hey had been deliberately set on fire.

Chancellor Gleason said that this would be a massive blow in any year, but especially this year, when forage is so scarce and expensive.

He urged anyone with information to go to police.

Police Braff is looking for everyone who could see any suspicious activity in the area of Turagh Cappamore on Saturday evening to contact them on 061 382940.

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