Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Wildfire in Kirkcowan, Dumfries & Galloway

Photo: Scottish Fire & Rescue Service
I go away to Wales for a meeting of the England & Wales Wildfire Forum and this happens on my doorstep!  See the report in the Daily Record.

The rain that is now forecast for the second half of this week will dampen things down and it is maybe a good thing.  Not often we say that about rain, but vegetation has become very dry and although this year's growth is getting established on moorland, it has not yet greened up enough to reduce the wildfire risk.

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