Time’s up for clearing land against fire-risks

Today’s the day by which all landowners should have strimmed and cleared their land to ensure that it doesn’t pose a fire risk. From tomorrow (Sunday May 16), GNR patrols will be starting that is termed the “inspection phase of works to manage combustible material”. Landowners found in non-compliance of the various rules face fines of between €280 and €120,000 warns SIC. The rules involve clearing land within a 50 metre perimeter of houses and other buildings and ensuring trees do not have branches overhanging roofs or pose a fire-risk to households.