Neustrelitz (dpa/mv) - After a fire in a forest near Neustrelitz (Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district) last week, the fire brigade fought embers again on Wednesday. A spokesman for the fire brigade said there is still coal in the ground on the former Russian military site, which is now igniting again and again. The layer is sometimes at least half a meter thick and comes from dumps of the time. The “North Kurier” had previously reported.
Embers from the fire last Friday cannot be easily extinguished. You actually have to dredge them up. However, the question arises as to the costs. In addition, the ground is partially contaminated with ammunition. About 15 firefighters went out to extinguish the fire on Wednesday. If there is no big rain shower, this could continue for the next three to four weeks.
Last Friday, fire broke out in the forest near the Neustrelitz prison. In the meantime, an evacuation of the JVA was in the room. In the meantime, 120 forces from 17 fire departments in the Mecklenburg Lake District were deployed.
Since the beginning of this week, the highest level of forest fire danger has applied in the area there. The Mirow forest management office had proclaimed danger level five. Accordingly, the area from Plauer See via Waren to Burg Stargard and in the south to the state border is affected. Level four last applied in the south-western part of the country and lower levels in the remaining parts of the country.