Laois County Council: Public Notice – Services to the Public
March 27th, 2020
In the lead up to the vegetation fire season (i.e. fires on grasslands, forests and peatlands), and in light of the on-going Covid-19 Emergency, as a measure to reduce non-emergency calls to Fire Service calls centers, controlled burning by the agricultural community is not permitted in County Laois from 1pm today, Friday, March 27th, 2020 until further notice.
Please note that all notices informing Laois County Council of controlled burning will not be accepted for the duration of this emergency and persons must refrain from all forms of controlled burning at this time.
If a 999/112 call is received relating to any controlled burning event on property, the Fire Brigade will be mobilised to attend and extinguish the fire. All the costs associated with the attendance of the Fire & Rescue Service will be invoiced to the property owner.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation with this measure.
For further advice on this matter, our contacts are:
- Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post: Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
- Telephone: (057) 86 64000
Note: Controlled burning is the process that allows farmers to dispose by burning untreated/uncontaminated wood, trees, trimmings, leaves, bushes or similar materials generated by agricultural practices