The forest fire has continued to spread despite the extinguishing operation from the air. © Cevin Dettlaff/dpa
Refreshing winds fanned the forest fire near Jüterbog south of Berlin and more than doubled the affected area to 326 hectares. "The flames are running towards the protective strips, but the fire brigade has the situation under control there," reported the head of the city's public order office, Christiane Lindner-Klopsch, on Monday afternoon. In the morning, she had estimated the affected area at more than 150 hectares.
Jüterbog - The area on which flames are actually blazing has also increased greatly from eight hectares in the morning during the day due to the wind, said Lindner-Klopsch. "However, we can no longer provide any precise information on this."
The protective strip in the southern area had been widened in order to further protect villages from flames from a former military training area to spread to them, reported the head of the public order office. The former military training area is loaded with ammunition. On Sunday evening and Monday morning, there were several detonations of ammunition on the fire site, she said. Dpa