Hot, dry weather over the last several weeks has led to numerous wildfires in central Europe, especially in Austria and southern Germany, Georg, one of our loyal readers in Germany tells us. Some of the fires are in steep terrain, he said. Thanks Georg!
He sent us some links to sites with photos and descriptions (in German) of recent wildfires. (Thankfully, the photos are in English 😉 )
- Here’s one
- At this fire there were about 250 firefighters and 50 soldiers.
- About 680 firefighters were assigned to a third fire, along with 3 helicopters and 3 Single Engine Air Tankers.
The images below are screen grabs from the video you’ll see farther down.
Google Translate took a stab at translating the description of the above video:
From the fire of pine forest between Wiener Neustadt and Weikersdorf was affected by the fire, said Alexander Nittner by the State Fire Command in Tulln: “The big challenge for the firefighters is that the wind constantly rotates, the approach is extremely difficult and already about 15 acres forest on fire. “by Thursday evening, the fire spread to an area of 20 hectares.