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Concern for ground-nesting birds after latest Sliabh Beagh fires

Mar 31, 2022 15:03 By News Northern Sound
Concern for ground-nesting birds after latest Sliabh Beagh fires Concern for ground-nesting birds after latest Sliabh Beagh fires
Credit: Rory Sheehan
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It's not yet known how the fires started.

Concern has been raised for ground-nesting birds after two fires started on Sliabh Beagh this week.

Work is ongoing to determine the extent of the damage caused by the blazes, which were contained within bogland in the County Tyrone part of the mountain.

It's not yet known how the fires started, but they extinguished themselves after burning for a number of hours.

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Rory Sheehan, Sliabh Beagh site co-ordinator for the CAAN project said the fires can have a devastating impact on wildlife.

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