Concerns over heatwave as wildfires continue to flare up in Germany

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Rain is necessary to ease the forest fire in Germany’s Saxon Switzerland national park that started more than a week ago, the local authority said Tuesday, while the wildfire in Brandenburg was finally extinguished. In the eastern German national park, pockets of embers and fire in the ground keep reigniting, aided by rising temperatures and drought, said Thomas Kunz, the district’s spokesman. “For the situation to ease, we need rain,” he said. The wind can also cause embers to spread quickly, he noted. Barriers are being erected in the ground between the Winterberg and Zschand areas. Some 300…

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