Laois County Fire and Rescue Services are urging members of the public to be cautious following a fire at a bog in the county yesterday.
A blaze broke out at a bog in Mountmellick yesterday and a large scale operation was put together to fight it.
Units from Mountmellick and Portarlington joined forces with the Irish Air Corps and Bord na Móna to put out the blaze.
While the Laois County Fire and Rescue are asking people to be careful while out and about as the ground is very dry and the slightest thing can set off a fire.
They say: “Conditions are currently very dry, and great caution needs to be taken out and about.”
While the temperatures are cold this week, no rain is forecast for the next seven days.
Just 13mls of rain has fallen in Laois since March 18 – which is almost two months ago.
The blazed raged for days before emergency services managed to get it under control.
It destroyed acres of land and many of the habitats of the endangered species who live up there.