- Moorland fire in March?
WTF? Normally you only get them in long hot summers.Posted 4 years agogwaelodMember
been lots of fires in Wales over the last month.
In winter the vegetation dies back and dries out quickly after a week or so of dry weather and wind, a dogend tossed out of a car sets it burning easily. I’ve seen some impressive fires in the hills above the South Wales in January before now.Posted 4 years agonick1962Member
Opened the kitchen window earlier and could smell that fire in the OP even though we’re a couple of miles away.Surprising really as it rained on and off all day yesterday and much of last week.Posted 4 years ago
As above, March is peak time for controlled burns, here on Dartmoor the commoners can only burn on the lower moor until the end of March due to ground nesting birds. They can do it a it later on high ground with special permission.
We had 3 shouts to unattended burns last week, mind!Posted 4 years agoninfanMember
One of the issues recently is, paradoxically, the reduction in muirburn on blanket bog for conservation and carbon reasons – which in turn has led to massively increased fuel load, meaning that when wildfires do happen they are much more serious, more destructive and take longer to recover from.Posted 4 years ago
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