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Farmer fears in Callan following spate of barn blazes

The latest was in the Bauntha area

A Callan Councillor says farmers in the area are living in fear after a number of arson attacks over recent weeks.

Four fires have been set in farm buildings in the last month and a half, damaging fodder and other property as we as structural damage.

The latest attack was in the Bauntha area on Wednesday night (see here) and the other instances have been within a mile or so.

Cllr Joe Lyons says farmers have been trying to keep a watch but it’s been very difficult: