J3629 : Fire ravaged slopes above the Donard Ice House

taken 16 days ago, near to Newcastle and Widows Row, Northern Ireland

Fire ravaged slopes above the Donard Ice House
Fire ravaged slopes above the Donard Ice House
On Saturday and Sunday (24/25 April) the fire was brought under control along the line of the Glen River although there were minor incursions across the river leading to scorched trees on the north side of the path. The Donard Ice House escaped damage.

J3629 : Scorched trees on the north side of the Glen River
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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Thursday, 29 April, 2021   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 29 April, 2021
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Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Heath, Scrub 
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Irish: geotagged! J 364 292 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.6397N 5:54.6361W
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Irish: geotagged! J 364 295
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