April - Wildfires in Ireland
The April Map of the month shows the number of current active wildfires (as of the 25th) detected by NASA Fire detection service. There are a surprising number across the country. Each month the Teagasc spatial analysis unit use data from a number of sources and share it as a map to assist farming
Map of the Month: April - Wildfires in Ireland
Cartographer: Dr Stuart Green
View the map here: Map of the Month April (PDF)
The wildfires in the Killarney National Park are devastating to the environment, farmers and tourism businesses. But they are not the only fires currently being tackled around the country. The ongoing dry spell has left many areas vulnerable.
The fires are so large they are detectable by satellite and online services are available that automatically detect and map "thermal anomalies". The red areas on the map are thermal anomalies detected by the VIIRS sensor on the NOAA-20 satellite on 25th April 2021. The map is updated twice daily and available on NASA's Fire Information for Resource Management Service. Find it here: https://firms2.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/