Arzberg (dpa / sn) - After the rain, the fire in Arzberg in the district of North Saxony has eased significantly. "The fire brigade operation ended yesterday and our support forces were also released from the operation," the police said on Twitter on Monday morning. The forest fire broke out in Brandenburg last week and spread across the state border to Saxony.
In Brandenburg, on the other hand, the fire has not been banned even on the seventh day after it broke out. According to the district, the forces in the Elbe-Elster district in southern Brandenburg were increased from 160 to 250. They continue to fight ember nests on 500 hectares. Firefighters have feared the fire would flare up for days. Some help brought rain, which soaked the ground about two inches deep. At the same time, the precipitation showed hot spots on the outskirts, because particularly heavy smoke developed there.