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maggiewinchester Report 28 Mar 2022 23:25

I read comments from those near the island.
One said: "We could hear birds crying, screaming, and then suddenly there was silence - but the flames went on, it was awful."
They'd have been nesting :-(


Florence61 Report 28 Mar 2022 23:36

Aw that is tragic Maggie :-(


Florence61 Report 28 Mar 2022 23:38

Just seen pics of another moorfire here where i was living last year, looks really bad. People have been told to keep their windows closed. Its thick fog here still so before dark couldnt see if the smoke was still going above the hill.


JoyLouise Report 29 Mar 2022 08:40

Ron, I’ll profess my ignorance again. I’ve wracked my brain and think it was about ten or so years ago when I heard it mentioned on telly - the first time I had heard of it, as I wrote earlier.

Not only had I been living overseas at the time of the event but it never even came into my field of studies. I may, of course, have missed it in the media but, alas, Gruinard never even reared its head in the international or geopolitical aspects of my degree. Perhaps this was because it was more local than global?

However, three RAF pilots studies studied alongside me and I guess they’d have heard it.

No doubt my siblings who were in the UK will have heard of it - thinking of one brother, in particular.

It was sad to hear that wildlife suffered, however, now that the island has been ablaze, it will, no doubt, be more safe than when it was deemed to be so by the UK government.