Fire Danger Notice 06 of 2021 Issue date: 16 July 2021 @ 1500hrs
Arising from continued high temperatures and dry weather a high fire risk is deemed to exist in all areas where hazardous fuels such as dead grasses and shrub fuels such as heather and gorse exist. This situation can be expected to persist into next week, pending rainfall.
High visitor levels are being experienced at recreational sites in line with fine weather and summer holiday usage patterns. Members of the public visiting forests and other recreational sites are reminded to adhere to regulations introduced to limit the spread of Covid-19. Vehicles must not be parked at site entrances or impede emergency service access to forest roads. Forest visitors should not use barbeques or open fires at any stage.
Fire behaviour and spread rates are likely to be moderated by high live moisture levels in vegetation, however higher windspeeds may influence more active fire behaviour. There is potential for rainfall in some midland areas which may also moderate risk. Pending rainfall, there is a higher likelihood of subsurface peat fires following peat drying, particularly in eastern and midland areas, and due attention should be paid to full extinguishment of sub surface “hot spots” where fires on peatlands are concerned.
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