J3729 : Fire ravaged area at the entrance to Thomas's Mountain Quarry

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

Fire ravaged area at the entrance to Thomas's Mountain Quarry
Fire ravaged area at the entrance to Thomas's Mountain Quarry
The former track of the Bogie Railway from Thomas's Mountain Quarry provided an effective brake to stop the fire from spreading to the main body of the forest.
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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J3729, 386 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 30 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Quarrying, Mining  People, Events  Woodland, Forest  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 371 292 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.6114N 5:53.9388W
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Irish: geotagged! J 371 292
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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