Wildfire Map Spotlight: Dalshangan Forest Fire

What is the name and location of the wildfire?

Dalshangan Forest Fire is burning north-west of Dumfries in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland as of June 16, 2023. The fire is burning near the A713 road (1)(2).

It was first reported at 1 PM on Thursday, June 15.

Which cities or areas are affected by the wildfire?

The Dalshangan Forest Fire is in a rural area of Dumfries and Galloway, closest to Carsphairn and near to St John’s Town of Dairy. Air quality could be affected in Dumfries and Ayr.

What is the current containment status of the wildfire?

Firefighters are still on the scene working to put out the blaze and containment efforts are ongoing as of June 16, 2023.

Are there any evacuation orders or alerts in place?

No evacuation orders have been given for the Dalshangan Forest fire. However, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) issued a general wildfire warning for Scotland, urging the public not to light disposable barbecues or campfires in areas with dry vegetation.

The warning indicates a high risk of wildfires in the north-west Highlands and an extreme risk level for all other areas of Scotland. The warning was in effect from Thursday, June 15 until Saturday, June 17, with the possibility of extension if the warm weather persists (3).

It’s the fourth wildfire warning issued by the SFRS in three weeks.

How can I protect myself from wildfire smoke?

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