The weekend incident at Drummonaghan Woods near Ramelton was more astonishing by the fact that those behind the party used huge trees to get their fire going.
“This sort of thing is nothing short of madness,” one Coillte worker told donegaldaily.com, “lighting any sort of fire in the middle of a forest is crazy, but a fire of this size is just incredible foolishness.
“It’s a miracle it didn’t spread to the rest of the forest and wiped out the entire woods.”
The area is popular with local people.
Yesterday dozens of empty cider bottles were strewn around where the camp fire had been.
Coillte has asked anyone who has information of people starting fires in forests to contact Gardai.Tags: