The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued a condition orange- high fire risk warning.
The seventh fire danger notice of the year came into effect yesterday and will expire on Wednesday, May, 30th, 2018. A notice was issued last week, as reported by us here.
In a statement, the DAFM outlined:
“Arising from the current and forest weather associated with Atlantic high-pressure systems( Type B), a high fire risk is forecast in all areas where hazardous fuels exist.”
“This risk is projected to increase significantly within the next 48 hours, and then to be sustained past the weekend and into the coming week. An increased ignition risk is associated with increased human activity in high-risk areas owing to fine weather, particularly areas associated with turf cutting activities and areas adjacent to urban centres.”
“Recently increased live growth in upland vegetation, low to moderate wind speeds and localised high humidity may moderate fire behaviour where conditions permit.”
The Department has advice for forest owners and managers, which can be found here.
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