Another 150 fire officers deployed at North Bohemia blaze

Further reinforcements have been sent to help fully douse a wildfire in the Bohemian Switzerland National Park in North Bohemia, which has been blazing for over a week. Seven-hundred and 80 fire officers were in action at the weekend and another 150 joined them on Monday.

Officials say the situation has been stabilised but the area where fire fighters are working remains the same as on Sunday.

The fire was one of the most extensive of its kind seen in Czechia and smoke from it could be smelled in many parts of the country.

Human carelessness is considered the most likely cause.

Author: Ian Willoughby