Appeal over forest fire in Fermanagh

Police believe that a fire in a forest in County Fermanagh was started deliberately.


They are appealing for information about fire damage caused in Jenkin’s forest, Cooneen, Brookeborough on Monday last at around 4pm


Anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area are being asked to contact 101, the fire is believed to have started on the boardwalk or close by intentionally.


Police say that the environmental impact cannot be understated as well as the £30,000 of damage caused to a recently installed Recycled plastic boardwalk.


4 Hectares equivalent to 4 football pitches was damaged, with ground nesting breeding birds such as Skylarks understood to be now in danger in a priority habitat.


The area is also part of a blanket bog in a special protected area.