High fire risk warning for
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
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.