Donegal County Council has issued an appeal to landowners and members of the public to exercise caution and to take all necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of wildfires.
It follows a Fire Danger Notice from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
The Condition Orange notice is for all areas where hazardous materials such as gorse, heather, dried grasses, and other vegetation exist.
The Notice is in effect from midday today, Monday 28th March, to midday on Friday, 1st April 2022.
Landowners and members of the public are urged to be vigilant and to report any uncontrolled or unattended fires immediately to the fire service by dialling 999 or 112.
Donegal County Council is also urging landowners and members of the public not to engage in activities that could cause wildfires.
House holders or building owners in areas susceptible to wildfire are advised to remove or cut back any vegetation in the immediate vicinity of their house, building or oil tank to prevent wildfires damaging or destroying their property. Cleared areas should be maintained free of vegetation and combustible material.
Donegal County Council would also like to remind landowners and members of the public that under the Wildlife Acts, 1976 and 2000 it is an offence to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy any vegetation growing on any land not then cultivated between 1st day of March and 31st day of August in any year.