A Condition Orange - High Fire Risk warning issued by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine( DAFM) remains in place.
The seventeenth fire danger notice was published at 12pm today and will expire at 12pm on Wednesday, July, 25th.
The DAFM outlined that a high fire risk remains in all areas where hazardous fuels exist, due to the preceding drought condition.
"Fire risk condition is likely to be moderated on a localised basis by scattered light rain; cooler temperatures and higher ambient humidity levels in many areas." A statement issued by the DAFM read.
"However, an increase in fire risk values is very likely as the weekend progresses."
They have warned that highest ignition risks are likely to remain in public amenity areas in proximity to urban centres.
The public has been asked to be particularly vigilant with regard open land at risk from illegal burning of waste and accidental ignition sources arising from agricultural activities.
Advice to Forest Visitors/ the General Public:
- Do not light fires in and around forests or open land;
- Do not attempt to intervene or fight fires under any circumstances;
- Gather all family/group members and move to a safe fuel-free location such as a car park, upwind of the fire;
- Telephone Fire and Rescue Services via 112 and report the fire and its location;
- Evacuate if instructed to do so, and cooperate with all Emergency Service Instructions.