1 / 10 RTE 1 / 5 In the days following the West Bird fire, the flames began spreading through the county offices, including the Counties Office Building, the Westbirds office building and the Dorell offices.
It is estimated that up to 150 homes were destroyed by the fire, with many residents being forced to evacuate the area.
In a statement, the Countys Office Building said it is “fully committed to providing for the protection of the residents of the Counts office building”.
The fires spread across the county, as residents searched for homes they could safely return to.
In addition to homes being destroyed, the fires spread into the Dole Office Building and the County Government offices, as well as the West Birds office building.
On Sunday, firefighters were called to the West Broughton Building, where they were unable to save a resident, with the building subsequently being evacuated.
The Dorels office building has since been evacuated and residents have been urged to return to the area where they live.
However, in a statement from the Dales, the fire had also caused damage to the county’s water and sewage system.
A spokesperson said the fire was “being dealt with by the emergency services at the moment”.
“We are working closely with local authorities and are monitoring the situation,” they said.
Residents of the Dores office building have also been advised to evacuate if possible.
Despite the fires having spread across more than 100,000 hectares, no new fires have been reported in the county.
Meanwhile, more than 20,000 firefighters are continuing to battle the fires across the region, with up to 600,000 people expected to be impacted by the fires.
Elsewhere, in the western counties of Donegal and Kerry, firefighting crews are battling to contain the fires, with more than 8,000 personnel deployed to the scene.
Firefighting services have also battled to contain fires in Galway and Limerick, with hundreds of fire trucks deployed.