J3628 : The NNW side of the fire ravaged Thomas's Mountain

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

The NNW side of the fire ravaged Thomas's Mountain
The NNW side of the fire ravaged Thomas's Mountain
The image was taken from the Glen Valley.
The April 2021 fire in the Mournes

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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J3628, 26 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 2 May, 2021
Geographical Context
Uplands  Heath, Scrub  People, Events  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 366 288 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.4264N 5:54.4630W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 364 294
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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