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Forest Fires

Volume 933: debated on Monday 13 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on recent forest fires in Ulster.

Recently there have been a number of forest fires throughout the Province, the four largest of which have been in Co. Tyrone. These were:

ForestArea Burnt
Davagh120–160 hectares
LigfordrumOver 80 hectares
Lough Bradan10 hectares
Cashel4 hectares
Following normal custom and practice, the outbreaks have been reported to the RUC for investigation.The Forest Service is taking all possible precautions, and, in full co-operation with the Fire Service, has fought the fires to minimise the loss.