Condition Red fire warning issued nationally
A Status Red Forest Fire Warning has been issued for the June Bank Holiday Weekend.
The warning is effective from midday today until midday on Monday, June 1.
The warning from the Department of Agriculture says that arising from current weather patterns, an extreme forest fire risk is deemed to exist in all areas where hazardous fuels such as dead grasses, heather and gorse exist.
Overall Forest fire risk is likely to be compounded by ignitions risks associated with expected high levels of public activity in fire prone areas during the Bank Holiday Weekend.
#FireWarning— Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (@agriculture_ie) May 28, 2020
We have issued a Red Forest Fire Warning - the most extreme warning level - arising from current weather patterns and expected level of risk during the Bank Holiday weekend.
⚠️Warning in place until Monday, June 1
Fire Warning: https://t.co/B8V7rPFX3g pic.twitter.com/uhCwwB6dCS