A Status Orange fire warning is in place.
Kildare Fire Service is warning people to be vigilant about the risk of fire.
A Dept. of Agriculture Status Orange fire warning is in effect in the county, while a Met Eireann Status Yellow high temperature alert is live in Kildare until Friday.
🚨🔥#FireWarning currently in place— Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (@agriculture_ie) July 20, 2021
🟧 Condition Orange 🟧
🔥We have issued an Orange Forest Fire Warning arising from weather patterns and expected level of risk, which is expected to peak on Friday.
🕛Warning in place until 12pm on Friday, July 23
➡️ https://t.co/FRcjfn7ohV pic.twitter.com/3f0my850Tj
Rainfall levels before the beginning of the heatwave were low, which means vegitation is very dry.
Kildare's Chief Fire Officer, Ben Woodhouse, has been speaking to Kildare Today.
Chief Woodhouse joined Ciara Noble on Wednesday's edition of the programme