Firefighters have been surrounded by forest fireplace

The fireplace broke out on Sunday within the Sächsische Schweiz National Park, close to the border with the Czech Republic, because of a prevailing warmth wave after which unfold to Germany.

Around 350 firefighters are working to struggle the fireplace and 13 helicopters are waterbombing the 150-hectare space from the air.

In the Elbe-Elster space of ​​southern Brandenburg, round 700 individuals have been compelled to evacuate earlier this week because of this of one other forest fireplace. On Saturday, native authorities introduced that that fireside is now beneath management.

The Czech Republic has been hit by a number of severe forest fires and this week requested assist by way of the EU’s civil safety cooperation. Sweden has despatched two so-called scooping planes to assist struggle the fires.

During July, Spain, Croatia, France and Greece have been additionally affected by forest fires because of this of the warmth wave in Europe.

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