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05-07-2018, 00:32   #46
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Unusual for Ireland to see actual trees affected. 95% of the time it's gorse or heather. We've got very little area that you could actually call forest or wooded, shame to see it on fire.
Taking into account about Sitka spruce above, a particularly nasty fire last year took out a good chunk of Ireland's largest forest last year in Cloosh Valley.

As well as cigarette butts, litter from picnics, especially bottles/jars/broken glass and probably tinfoil can all start fires too.

Apart from everything else, water reserves are low.
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In north Kildare and there’s a burnt turf smell on the wind. No idea from where
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Same kind of smell here in Kilkenny county
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Looked like the fire from yesterday was still going in Glencree this morning anyway.
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As well as cigarette butts, litter from picnics, especially bottles/jars/broken glass and probably tinfoil can all start fires too.
At least two that I'm aware of in North Wicklow the source were a disposable bbq, and a campfire. People who do either at the moment should be charged with arson.
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Looked like the fire from yesterday was still going in Glencree this morning anyway.

At least two that I'm aware of in North Wicklow the source were a disposable bbq, and a campfire. People who do either at the moment should be charged with arson.
After that really terrible year in Kerry, they said when they could not find the arsonists that they were going to start fining anyone on whose land there was any fire. Soon stopped it as farmers became more vigilant.
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Looked like the fire from yesterday was still going in Glencree this morning anyway.

At least two that I'm aware of in North Wicklow the source were a disposable bbq, and a campfire. People who do either at the moment should be charged with arson.
Argh, anyone that doesn't have the cop-on to ensure their bbq or campfire is well and truly dead before leaving it has no business being allowed out with fire-making devices.

Mistakes happen and all. A gust of wind catches ashes and blows them into tinder dry growth. But that's why it shouldn't be left unattended for a moment when the ground is like this. And really, no-one should be using campfires or bbqs anywhere near vegetation in a heatwave anyway. Back garden. Beach. Not woodlands, fields or on a dry bog!!! >.<

The country code should be mandatory teaching in schools or something.
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Argh, anyone that doesn't have the cop-on to ensure their bbq or campfire is well and truly dead before leaving it has no business being allowed out with fire-making devices.

Mistakes happen and all. A gust of wind catches ashes and blows them into tinder dry growth. But that's why it shouldn't be left unattended for a moment when the ground is like this. And really, no-one should be using campfires or bbqs anywhere near vegetation in a heatwave anyway. Back garden. Beach. Not woodlands, fields or on a dry bog!!! >.<

The country code should be mandatory teaching in schools or something.
Few firebugs around as well. There is a few in waterford that keep trying to set fires in Ballinakill.
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