Firefighters dispatched to Killyman bonfire

Killyman bonfire
Killyman bonfire

Firefighters from Dungannon were called to the scene of a bonfire in Killyman after it was set alight on Saturday night.

The bonfire, which has only been in operation for around three years was built beside three dilapidated properties on the way into the village, has angered some locals.

Local reports suggest a large quantity of rubbish was burned in the centre of the bonfire, which also included pallets and tyres.

The fire was recently rebuilt after it was set alight in the early hours on June 27.

A subsequent appeal called for anyone who could help get the bonfire back up and running in time for July.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 10.02pm to a report of a bonfire alight at the Killyman Road area of Dungannon on Saturday, July 9.

“One fire appliance from Dungannon Fire Station was deployed to the scene. No action was taken by firefighters as the bonfire was under supervision and allowed to burn.

“Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service finished at the scene at 10.18pm.”