The fire was discovered on Saturday on a hiking trail popular with tourists near the Goethebahnhof vantage point. Because of the inaccessible terrain, seven fire-fighting helicopters and two fire-fighting planes fought the flames, which had meanwhile spread to 160 hectares. The cause of the fire is still unclear.
Saxony-Anhalt: the disaster in the Harz Mountains ended
Wernigerode (dpa/sa) - The fire on the Brocken in the Harz Mountains has been further contained.