J3628 : Scorched slopes of Millstone Mountain, Thomas's Mountain and Slieve Donard from Newcastle Harbour

taken 22 days ago, near to Widows Row and Newcastle, Northern Ireland

Scorched slopes of Millstone Mountain, Thomas's Mountain and Slieve Donard from Newcastle Harbour
Scorched slopes of Millstone Mountain, Thomas's Mountain and Slieve Donard from Newcastle Harbour
The wildfire of the 22/25th of April 2021 was the worst in the Mournes for many years. It began during the house of darkness near Bloody Bridge and spread northwards to ravage the northern flanks of the High Mournes.
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)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Uplands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 369 286 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.2920N 5:54.1756W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 381 296
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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