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14-05-2019, 21:52   #16
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Saw this this morning but couldn't post until home from work.



Orange forest fire warning issued by Dept. of Agriculture.


Condition: Orange - high fire risk



Warning Effective From 1200hrs 13/05/201

Effective Period Expires 1200hrs 17/05/2019


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15-05-2019, 10:25   #17
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Do we have a noticeboard system as operated in many other countries whereby if you are entering a public park/forest/etc, you encounter a suitably placed board that informs anyone entering the area of the fire risk on that day?

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No, I've never seen a sign like that. Coillte did put up "red warning - fire ban" notices at their Dublin mountain forests last year.
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15-05-2019, 13:40   #19
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No, I've never seen a sign like that. Coillte did put up "red warning - fire ban" notices at their Dublin mountain forests last year.
Could be a decent system to have so that visiting public to forests/parks can have an indication what level we are at, not just when it's at a danger level. Most people don't actively check online or wherever to see what the current status is so if everyone has to pass one of these signs entering a forest/park (most likely controlled or owned by Coillte or the government), the public would most likely take more heed. Maybe I'm being too optimistic as to how I think humans will perceive the signage and act accordingly
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In comparison to other countries our national weather warnings are fairly lacking and awareness about things such as fire is pretty much non existent bar just a few people who happen to follow the dept of agriculture on twitter.



I was surprised to find that Met Éireann don't even have fire condition warnings on their website.



A system like that would be great, it could just be an attachment notice to the typical coillte information board found at the start of nearly all walking/biking trails.
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https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/201...6-gorse-fires/

No real rain in sight either.
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16-05-2019, 21:54   #22
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There was also a large gorse fire near Belmullet appearing on the fire map tuesday evening. Appears to be gone now.
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Todays issue, as expected with the hot weather.


There are currently 5 noted fires in Ireland on firemaps, today

https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov...26..2019-06-27



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Meanwhile on mainland Europe the fires have hit Spain particularly hard.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...rth-east-spain

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Firefighters battled wildfires at a scale not seen for 20 years in Spain and southern France was placed on unprecedented red alert as much of western Europe sweltered in an extreme early-summer heatwave on Thursday.
With temperatures in northern Spain and southern France set to exceed 44C, governments urged their citizens to take the utmost precaution, warning that in some areas the worst was yet to come.
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