I see the feckin arsonists are out early this year!!!!
There's been 3 fires so far in Mournes area, some in Wales, not heard of any in Scotland or England.
It's been lucky that know one has lost their life so far, but someone will sometime.
If it's the arsonist, that wouldn't bother me, serve them right! Some innocent walker, camper, farmer, etc. would, never mind the flora and fauna destroyed.
I can only hope that no-one gets hurt, some scumbag/s get caught and jailed. It might put some others off doing the same.
Been more in N Ireland, had to cancel a charity event because some fecker set Slieve Donard, (highist mtn.), on fire.
Took 40 firepersons 13hrs to get under control.
I'm not a violent person, but it's get to the stage that if I found some bas**rd setting a fire, I'd throw them into it........
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I hope it's not like last year in N. Ireland.
There where 9 fires started on one stretch of road in 1 hour, tthe car used was eventually found to be stolen and burnt out, so perps. couldn't be traced.
There where 21 fires set in Mournes and in whole of Province, 39.
That's the one's started by scumbags, a few others where started by accident.
Total of 65. It now seems the scum are burning the bits they "missed" last year.
Interesting - wonder if it followed a burning plan - or was allowed to get out of control? I'm not sure how effectively it controls ticks. If done in winter, they're still down in the underlying ground, so the fire would probably not bother them unduly. But if done towards the end of the burning season (which for England's uplands ends 15 April, end of March in Wales), it may catch ticks out in the sun? But if carried out in a controlled manner, with relatively small areas burnt, ticks will still be present on the un-burnt bits.
FWIW, a colleague watched a lizard pop up very soon (minutes?) after the fire had passed over. The aim is to burn with the wind, so the fire passes over very quickly, a very 'light' burn.
Aye, the point of the burn is to clear the old "sick" herbage and to encourage new green and succulent stuff to grow - which animals will eat.
So, if the fire moves to slowly it kills everything rather than a quick flash over
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