Fire fighters attacked and injured and fire tender damaged

A number of Kildare fire fighters were attacked and they received minor cuts while their fire engine was damaged as they attempted to leave the scene of an incident last night. Kildare Fire Service responded to an emergency call at around 9.30pm last night to an ‘out of control’ bonfire at Castlefan, Sallins.

As fire crews were leaving the scene, they came under attack by a group of youths who were said to be aged between 6 and around 17 years of age. Fireworks were thrown towards the fire tender and some fire-fighters were injured. A window on the engine was smashed.

Gardai were alerted and attended the scene. They are appealing to witnesses to the incident to come forward. Gardai in Naas can be contact on 045 884300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111