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A Fire Warning Has Been Issued For Ireland

SPIN South West
SPIN South West

05:32 24 May 2018


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Get ready it's about to get HOT! 

Only two months ago we had snow and red weather warnings and now we have been issued with an orange weather warning over the coming days.

Temperatures are set to soar up to 25 degrees in some areas according to Met Éireann with the warmer temperatures bringing with it a "high fire risk" according to the Department of Agriculture.

"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."

Farmers, Forest owners, rural dwellers and other countryside users are asked to be extremely vigilant regarding fire activity and to report any suspicious or illegal activity to the Gardaí and to report all fires immediately to the Fire and Emergency Services via 112/999.


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