J3731 : Contrast between the blackened slopes of the Mournes and the lush, colourful, fringes of the town of Newcastle

taken 19 days ago, near to Newcastle and Bryansford, Northern Ireland

Contrast between the blackened slopes of the Mournes and the lush, colourful, fringes of the town of Newcastle.
Contrast between the blackened slopes of the Mournes and the lush, colourful, fringes of the town of Newcastle.
The image was taken on the Shimna Mile, just after the disastrous wildfire of April 2021.
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
Monday, 26 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Uplands  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 371 310 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:12.5818N 5:53.9355W
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Irish: geotagged! J 371 311
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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