Firefighters battling rekindled forest blaze

A Rotterdam-Feyenoord fire department truck (AlfvanBeem/Wikimedia). (A Rotterdam-Feyenoord fire department truck (AlfvanBeem/Wikimedia))

The forest fire in Chaam has rekindled. Firefighters are currently working to extinguish the fire, with the help of a team from Twente that specializes in wildfires.

According to the fire department, the humus layer was still smoldering and caused small fires to start in a few places, NOS reports.

The fire department has advised members of the public to stay out of the nature reserve.

A large forest fire raged in the area on Sunday, destroying some 60 hectare of forest. It took the fire department a long time to get the fire under control.

A 16 year old boy from Breda was arrested by the police yesterday in connection with the fire.