By Thursday afternoon: A7 after a forest fire blocked

A forest fire on the highway 7 between Hamburg and Hannover has almost brought the traffic in the direction of the South to a Standstill. Numerous people had to

By Thursday afternoon: A7 after a forest fire blocked

A forest fire on the highway 7 between Hamburg and Hannover has almost brought the traffic in the direction of the South to a Standstill. Numerous people had to spend the night in their vehicles after the highway was blocked on Wednesday evening in the area of the town of Essel in lower Saxony Heide circle. The traffic was backed up until the abolition of the half-page full closure late Thursday afternoon in the direction of Hamburg and on the A27 in direction Bremen.

the trigger of the fire, according to initial findings of the fire, a spark car load, the slope for several hundred meters in fire. A strong Wind drove the flames in the dry pine forest, directly adjacent to the highway. A total of 28 hectares of forest caught fire. To combat the Forest fire temporarily 500 operational teams are required. A fire brigade spokesman said the F. A. Z. on Thursday afternoon, the fire was not still deleted completely. At a temperature of more than 30 degrees, the glowing Embers on blazed again and again.

Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 18:19

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