Fire spreads in German national park, battle against blaze goes on

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Fire crews are continuing to battle a blaze in eastern Germany’s Saxon Switzerland national park after the forest fire spread further. Thomas Kunz, spokesman for the regional council of the Saxon Switzerland park, said on Friday that pockets of fire were discovered on Thursday evening and extinguished beyond the Kirnitzsch tributary to the River Elbe, which firefighters had hoped would act as an natural barrier to the fire. More than 220 firefighters were battling the flames in the morning, with additional forces expected to arrive from other parts of the country during the day. Seven firefigh…

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