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High fire risk warning for Inishowen 14.05.19

DONEGAL County Council is appealing to land owners and members of the public in Inishowen to exercise caution 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.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine issued a notice of high fire risk (Condition Orange), yesterday, for all areas where hazardous fuels such as gorse, heather, dried grasses and other dead vegetation exist and has advised that these conditions will persist until at least midday on the 17th May 2019.
Donegal firefighter in action.
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 landowners and members of the public not to engage in activities that could cause wildfires.
House holders or building owners in areas susceptible to wildfire are advised to remove or cut back any vegetation in the immediate vicinity of their house, building or oil tank to prevent wildfires damaging or destroying their property.
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