Fire situation remains serious in German park, with no rain in sight

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The fire situation in the area of eastern Germany’s Saxon Switzerland National Park, where blazes have been burning since the last week of July, is not yet under control. “The situation remains tense. The rain during the night has helped a little, but the gusty wind has caused problems,” said Yamina Benamara of the Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains district office on Saturday. Around 600 firefighters and 12 firefighting helicopters are still busy fighting pockets of embers deep underground, she said.”The fire continues to move at a depth of up to half a metre,” Benamara explained. The gr…

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