Forest and landowners need to be alert. In the absence of significant precipitation the current weather conditions are likely to produce an Extreme Fire Danger Risk in Western most coastal areas where hazardous fuels exist. Forest owners and landowners and local authorities should implement fire patrols to exclude all fire activity from the landscape and enforce relevant fire protection legislation (no burning between 1st March and 31st August). Make sure your forest insurance is up to date (ring Head Office on 071-9161458). Check fire breaks, check your fire plan which should have relevant phone numbers (fire brigade, neighbours, Garda Station, forest manager etc), location of fire equipment such as beaters, spades, shovels etc and a forest map outlining access points and water sources.