Erlangen (dpa / lby) - With the help of a drone, the fire brigade located a forest fire in an inaccessible area near Erlangen. A resident had reported smoke from a high-rise building several kilometers away, according to the Erlangen Office for Fire Protection and Disaster Management on Tuesday. But the fire brigade initially found no fire in the Tennenloher forest on Monday afternoon.
However, when the tower at Nuremberg Airport also confirmed smoke, the firefighters went looking for it with a drone - and found what they were looking for immediately. After half an hour, they had extinguished the ground fire over an area of 100 by 50 meters, and four hours later there were no more embers.