In the German state of Brandenburg, near Berlin, a forest is burning in a former military training ground, and the fire chief of the town of Juterbog believes that the fire could continue for several more days, informs dpa.
Firefighters are unable to reach the seat of the fire for fear of an explosion as there are unexploded shells remaining in the former training ground. By then the fire was spreading and more and more smoke was rising. Since Saturday, the fire has covered about 150 hectares, and not all of that area has been burned.
Fire Chief Rico Walentin says the flames are too far away for water cannons to reach. However, after moistening the ground, it was possible to control the fire from both sides, and the situation is being monitored using drones.
Juterbog firefighters were called to this area to put out several other fires covering an area of approximately 4 hectares. It is suspected to be arson as the fire broke out repeatedly on either side of the cycle path.
Source: The Delfi