J3629 : Burnt vegetation cover on Thomas's Mountain

taken 9 months ago, near to Newcastle and Widows Row, Northern Ireland

Burnt vegetation cover on Thomas's Mountain
Burnt vegetation cover on Thomas's Mountain
The image was taken following the wildfire of April 22/26 2021 from a clearing in Donard Wood. The mountain in the background right is Slieve Donard.
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)
Thursday, 29 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Uplands  People, Events  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 367 291 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.5861N 5:54.3446W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 365 299
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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