J3629 : Wild Fire on the Northern Slopes of the Mournes

taken 21 days ago, near to Newcastle and Widows Row, Northern Ireland

Wild Fire on the Northern Slopes of the Mournes
Wild Fire on the Northern Slopes of the Mournes
The slopes of Slieve Donard and the Glen Valley above the Annesley Ice House were badly damaged destroying valuable habitats of ground nesting birds and insects. A major NIF&R operation concentrated on stopping the fire from spreading into the Donard and Tollymore woodlands.
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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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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 April, 2021   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 24 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Uplands  People, Events  Woodland, Forest  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 360 290 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.5272N 5:54.9911W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 373 312
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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