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22-04-2019, 14:12   #1
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2019 Wildfire and Gorsefire thread. [Ireland & International]

After the last two years we've seen some major wildfires across the world, in the US, Canada, Europe and even here in Ireland.
So I was thinking we could have a thread dedicated to them.

Gorse fire and wildfires alike.

I'm sure most of you has seen this weekends news about the Gorse fires in Donegal. The hot weekend has stirred plenty of activity across the country.


Resources: (feel free to post more ITT and they could be added).

live wildfires globally: https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov...21..2019-04-22

Less accurate map: https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/cha...assical_europe

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Gorse fires in Donegal


https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/...-38038594.html
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22-04-2019, 18:17   #3
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Smoke from gorse fires in Donegal showing up well on NASA Sat pic today.

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22-04-2019, 20:23   #4
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Smoke (FU) was reported for several hours in the Donegal Airport METARs today.

METAR EIDL 221400Z 15019KT CAVOK 21/08 Q0998=
METAR EIDL 221330Z 16020KT 9999 FU NSC 21/09 Q0999=
METAR EIDL 221300Z 17021KT 8000 FU NSC 20/07 Q0999=
METAR EIDL 221230Z 16022KT 9000 FU NSC 20/07 Q0999=
METAR EIDL 221200Z 15022KT 7000 FU NSC 20/07 Q0999=
METAR EIDL 221130Z 15022KT 5000 FU NSC 19/06 Q0999=
METAR EIDL 221100Z 14025KT 9999 FU NSC 18/07 Q1000=
METAR EIDL 221030Z 16026KT 8000 FU NSC 18/07 Q1000=
METAR EIDL 221000Z 15026KT 9999 FU NSC 18/07 Q1000=
METAR EIDL 220930Z 15026KT CAVOK 17/07 Q1000=
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22-04-2019, 21:50   #5
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So as the day draws to a close it looks like we've seen several more gorse fires pop up throughout the day.




In Donegal it seems a lot of people are very unhappy at the states response, citing it as been far too slow and too late.

I'm seeing pictures of most of the locals out fighting the fires themselves with shovels. One fire crew got trapped. Unknown amount of property destroyed. Even private helicopters hired.

Army summoned too but they're saying it's contained for now.



Bit of a disaster.









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22-04-2019, 21:54   #6
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https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/...re-919371.html


Killarney gorse fire.



Honestly, I feel like as a nation we aren't equipped for large scale wildfire operations. Our fire services seem largely under prepared. Not to mention every garda, ambulance and fire brigade in donegal is probably involved.

Resources are stretched.
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Huge plumes of smoke all day across west Donegal, seems to be under control now but was raging all day. A few helicopters doing the rounds but loads of tankers and farmers with slurry tanks flying about the roads so seems to have been a community effort more than anything.

Overheard someone speaking on the phone saying two of her neighbours houses were badly damaged but haven't heard more than that
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I saw 2 from my house in North Kerry.
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I saw one yesterday in West Mayo. It was well away from any houses so it was left to burn
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Is this accurate I wonder that it broke out again today, no mention on RTE

https://twitter.com/StormchaserUKEU/...82783649804288
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Is this accurate I wonder that it broke out again today, no mention on RTE

https://twitter.com/StormchaserUKEU/...82783649804288

Doubt it's accurate. Not seeing anything on twitter, or even on AA roadwatch for road closures.

More than likely that's from yesterday.



The fire radar linked above is still showing some orange spots. But I honestly don't quite understand how to read the map correctly.
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The ballyhoura mountains in kilfinane Co Limerick are ablaze,seen pictures on facebook
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Maulin Wicklow Mountains ablaze again tonight. Beside Powerscourt Waterfall. Can see the Fire line from my Attic Velux down near Bray Seafront.
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They need to catch the fire raisers and fine them heavily. I lived on the edge of the National Park in Kerry and one year there were fires in three directions. A terrible dawning/ The devastation to wild life is unthinkable.
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Good article on the Journal.ie about gorsefires in Ireland.

https://www.thejournal.ie/wildfires-...06187-Apr2019/


Another thing I've noticed last year is the amount of fires I came across on the side banks of the motorway. I presume mostly from people chucking their cigarettes out the window.
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