Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 13:03
Rekindled forest fire struck out after hours-long fight
The forest fire near Chaam that started during the weekend and rekindled earlier this week was tamed by the fire brigade. Since last Sunday it was burning in the area of over 60 hectares after a teenager supposedly ignited it. The fire is under control, although smoldering embers are still burning in the area. It was smoldering humus, a top-layer of composted soil, that rekindled the fire in the area, according to the fire department. To get the fire under control, the fire department deployed a crew that specializes in wildfires. The damage to the environment appears minimal, according to the forestry service. It was mainly low bushes that burned, the trees remained unscathed. As a precaution, the authorities temporarily evacuated a part of a nearby refugee center.