Extreme fire risk warning for
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
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.