J3528 : Wild Fire in the High Mournes

taken 24 days ago, 3 km from Widows Row, Northern Ireland

Wild Fire in the High Mournes
Wild Fire in the High Mournes
This was the scene on the second day of the fire which was fought by 100 NIFRS personnel and involved the use of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter.
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The April 2021 fire in the Mournes :: J3628

The wildfire of 22/26 of April in the High Mournes was probably the work of arsonists. The seat of the fire was in the Bloody Bridge area and despite the efforts of up to 100 firefighters spread to destroy the vegetation cover on Leganabruchan, Millstone Mountain, Thomas's Mountain, Crossone and Slieve Donard. The lack of water and inaccessibility of the area made the task more difficult. Irish Air Corps helicopters were unavailable this time due to commitments in the Republic's Killarney NP wildfire. The NIFRS personnel had to tackle the fire mainly by beating it out.

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J3528, 100 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 April, 2021   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 24 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Uplands  People, Events 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 355 285 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.2661N 5:55.4823W
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Irish: geotagged! J 373 314
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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