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Extreme fire risk warning for Donegal 29.06.18

DONEGAL County Council is appealing to land owners and members of the public to exercise caution during the current dry spell to prevent gorse, heather and forestry fires.
The local authority warned that out-of-control fires had the potential to put lives at risk and threatened wildlife and wildlife habitats.
All land owners and members of the public are urged to be vigilant and to report any uncontrolled or unattended fires immediately to the Fire Service by dialling 999 or 112.
The Council is also urging people not to engage in activities that could contribute to the cause of wildfires.
Donegal firefighter in action.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has extended its notice of extreme fire risk (Danger Rating Red) until at least midday on Monday 2nd July.
This notice is effective for all areas where hazardous fuels exist and that these conditions will persist until at least midday on July 2nd.
Donegal County Council would also like to remind landowners and members of the public that under the Wildlife Act 1976 and the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 it is an offence to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy any vegetation growing on any land not then cultivated between 1st day of March and 31st day of August in any year.
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