J3628 : Fire damaged slopes of Slieve Donard and Thomas's Mountain

taken 1 year ago, near to Widows Row, Northern Ireland

Fire damaged slopes of Slieve Donard and Thomas's Mountain
Fire damaged slopes of Slieve Donard and Thomas's Mountain
This image was taken from Donard Park following the disastrous wildfire of 22nd-25th of April. It will take many years for the natural habitats destroyed to recover. Thanks to the hard work of the men and women of the NIFRS and other agencies the forest cover on the lower slopes of the mopunmtain escaped relatively unscathed
The April 2021 fire in the Mournes

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
Monday, 26 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Uplands  People, Events 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 361 284 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.2126N 5:54.8783W
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Irish: geotagged! J 371 304
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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