J3629 : Depleated flow in a tributary of the Glen River

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

Depleated flow in a tributary of the Glen River
Depleated flow in a tributary of the Glen River
Firefighters were dependent on such streams to provide the water to halt the advance of the flames on the mountain sides. Fire appliances could not get on to the mountains and the usual Irish Army helicopter back-up was unavailable because of major fires in the Killarney National Park. Portable pumps were used to obtain water from mountain streams and rills.
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
Thursday, 29 April, 2021   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 29 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 365 299 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.9933N 5:54.5079W
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Irish: geotagged! J 365 299
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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