Continuing drought causes wildfires in Limburg, Brabant
The fire brigades in Noord-Brabant and Limburg had their hands more than full with multiple wildfires on Sunday. The fires were caused by continuing drought in the two provinces, RTL Nieuws reports.
In Budel a large wildfire had fire departments from the entire region busy on Sunday. A drone team was deployed to get a complete picture of the burning area. About 10 hectares burnt down.
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In Casteren there were two forest fires. Firefighters got them under control quickly, but extinguishing them completely took some time. In Tilburg there was a fire near a large residential area.
A forest fire in Alphen, Noord-Brabant, caused a lot of smoke. Here too a drone was used to map out the burning area. The fire department got the fire under control during the course of the afternoon.
A large fire broke out along the roadside in Hoeven. Firefighters managed to stop it spreading to nearby homes.
There was also a roadside fire in Weert in Limburg, along Trancheeweg. This fire halted train traffic between Roermond and Weert for some time.