Firefighters assisted with the rescue of cattle from a slurry pit in Co. Monaghan earlier this week.
The rescue operation, involving Castleblayney Fire Crew, took place on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020.
Cattle rescued from slurry pit in Monaghan
In a brief statement, a spokesperson said: “Castleblayney Fire Crew today assisted in an animal rescue. Firefighters wearing flood suits and B.A. aided in the removal of a number of cattle from a slurry pit.”
“Gas monitors were also used to monitor the atmosphere of the slatted shed for the safety of the first responders.”
All animals were successfully rescued, according to Dermot Brannigan, Monaghan’s chief fire officer.
Cattle perish in Limerick
Meanwhile, a number of cattle died in a truck fire in Co. Limerick earlier this month.
The incident occurred on the Limerick side of the Adare on the N21 on Sunday, December 6th.
The road was closed according to AA Roadwatch and re-opened the following morning.
Six units of Limerick Fire and Rescue service attended the scene, with Gardaí, after the alarm was raised shortly after 7.30pm.
In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:
“Gardaí attended the scene of an incident in Adare, Co. Limerick, on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 7:30pm.”
“A truck was on fire at the scene. Fire services also attended and extinguished the fire. A number of animals are deceased as a result of the fire. Enquiries are ongoing.”