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Caherdaniel fire1The Irish Wildlife Trust is urging people to log illegal wildfires.

They intend to establish a database to monitor the extent and duration of wildfires in order to predict future trends.

A recent wildfire near Killarney National Park could have cost the State in the region of €10,000 according to the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

I-W-T Campaign Officer Pádraic Fogarty says collecting data on when and where fires are occurring will help lessen the impact of wildfires.

He added over 17,000 people so far have signed a petition against extending the burning and hedge cutting season.

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