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High fire risk warning for Inishowen 28.06.19

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 has issued a notice of high fire risk (Condition Orange) effective for all areas where hazardous fuels such as gorse, heather, dried grasses and other dead vegetation exist. The risk is compounded by moderate easterly wind speeds in excess of 20kph in some areas. The risk will persist until at least midday on the 1st July 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.
Householders 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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