J3728 : The eastern part of the Drinneevar Ridge saved by a stone wall

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

The eastern part of the Drinneevar Ridge saved by a stone wall
The eastern part of the Drinneevar Ridge saved by a stone wall
The high stone wall running north eastwards down slope from the Drinneevar Quarry effectively stopped the fire of April 2021 from advancing eastwards along the ridge.
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)
Saturday, 1 May, 2021
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Woodland, Forest  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 376 288 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.4200N 5:53.4796W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 372 291
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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