first_imgThe public are being urged to take all necessary steps to prevent wildfires as Ireland is under a Red Danger fire warning this weekend.The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has extended its notice of extreme fire risk (Danger Rating Red) until at least midday on Monday 2nd July.This notice is effective for all areas where hazardous fuels exist and that these conditions will persist until at least midday on July 2nd. Donegal County Council wishes to appeal to landowners and members of the public to exercise caution and to take all necessary measures to prevent wildfires such as gorse, heather, forestry and similar fires.All land owners and members of the public are urged to be vigilant and to report any uncontrolled or unattended fires immediately to the Fire Service by dialing 999 or 112.The Council is also urging people not to engage in activities that could contribute to the cause of wildfires.Donegal County Council would also like to remind landowners and members of the public that under the Wildlife Act 1976 and the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 it is an offence to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy any vegetation growing on any land not then cultivated between 1st day of March and 31st day of August in any year. Danger Red: Extreme fire risk extended to Monday was last modified: June 29th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fire warninglast_img read more