J3729 : Burnt vegetation at and above the Thomas's Mountain Quarry

taken 1 year ago, near to Newcastle and Widows Row, Northern Ireland

Burnt vegetation at and above the Thomas's Mountain Quarry
Burnt vegetation at and above the Thomas's Mountain Quarry
Fire spread across Thomas's Mountain spreading to the gorse and heather growing on parts of the quatty face
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  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  People, Events 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 370 292 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.6242N 5:54.0576W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 370 292
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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